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BBC find themselves in disarray after Premiership rugby dropped their offer to show the Aviva Premiership final, at Twickenham, on their main terrestrial channel.

The Times, Rugby Correspondent, Alex Lowe shared the story just shy of midday yesterday. This news broke from an article by the Guardian stating the deal was off.

Of course, a deal like this was being circulated as for the first time as there would be no paying fans in the stadium due to the ongoing dilemma with the coronavirus outbreak.

As well as the government scrapping plans to allow fans back into stadia around the country despite it being deemed safe as it is predominantly outside.

The magnitude of the scenario was escalated due to the match being played in under two weeks and the BBC felt that they were told this at too short notice.

The game will now only be shown on BT Sport, the current broadcaster for the sport. It will now require fans who do not have BT Sport already, to purchase a monthly sports pass which stands at £25, as a day pass does not exist.

However, this lucrative deal is due to expire at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Therefore, Premiership rugby will need to find a new home if a new contract is not put on to the table by the current broadcasters.

If a new deal is to arrive from elsewhere, some may feel it will not come from the BBC due to the scenario which has occurred this week.

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June 2024