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TNT Sports has confirmed a two-year exclusive broadcast deal for the Autumn Nations Series, with England set to face three Southern Hemisphere giants including world champions South Africa in November.

TNT Sports has confirmed a two-year exclusive broadcast deal for the Autumn Nations Series, with England set to face three Southern Hemisphere giants including world champions South Africa in November.

TNT Sports has confirmed its exclusive deal to broadcast the Autumn Rugby Nations Series, as initially reported by Mail Sport last month.

The last three series were streamed live by Amazon Prime, but the streaming platform chose not to participate in the bidding this time.

The two-year deal to show the 21 matches will be the last stand-alone deal for international players in the autumn before the massive auction of TV rights for the New Nations Championship and Six Nations from 2026.

TNT tweeted: Our rugby coverage just got bigger.

“The 2024autumnations series is coming.” Exclusively To @tntsports and @discoveryplusUK with every match shown to fans in the UK and Ireland.

TNT has confirmed its rights to the Autumn Internationals, starting with England v New Zealand
TNT Sports has confirmed that the fall series will feature prime-time games on three Saturdays

This year's series begins with England and New Zealand facing off at Twickenham on the first weekend of November.

It's one of the many delicious combinations of 2024with England also welcoming Australia and South Africa, While the All blacks He will face Ireland and France.

TNT Sports also confirmed Live Fall Series events will include primetime games to close out three of the Saturdays.

Tom Harrison, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said: “This year’s Autumn Nations Series will be an incredible experience on and off the field, bringing together fans from all over the world, to enjoy the best that international rugby has to offer.”

“It is an important moment to welcome TNT Sports to our international rugby broadcast family for the first time given our commitment to providing the best possible experience for fans.”

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World Rugby has approved plans to create a new 12-team global league in 2026, with matches to be played in the current international windows of July and autumn.

The Six Nations plans to sell its television rights to the new Nations Championship with the same process as the Six Nations auction, but different packages could result in the two competitions being broadcast on different channels.

The Six Nations are planning to sell their Championship rights at the Six Nations auction
World Rugby has approved plans to hold a global league in the current windows

BBC Sport and ITV currently share the live rights to the Six Nations, and are set to make strong bids when the new tender is issued next year.

TF1 will cover French autumn matches in its home country, while beIN SPORT will show other matches there, while Sky Italia will continue to cover rugby matches in Italy.

TNT is also in talks to extend its contract with Premiership Rugby for a further three years, as it looks to confirm its place at the top of UK sports coverage.

Their rugby portfolio already includes Super League Rugby, as well as European Club Rugby, Women's Super Rugby and the HSBC SVNS Series.