The Welsh Liberal Democrats have renewed their calls for the Six Nations tournament to remain available on terrestrial television.
Reports indicate that a deal between the Six Nations and CVC Capital partners has been agreed, and it is thought that the majority of games could move behind a paywall.
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds said:
“The Six Nations and their predecessors have been a staple of Welsh life for generations.
“Any move to remove these games from free to view TV will come as a bitter blow to hundreds of thousands of loyal fans.
“The Six Nations have previously been classed as a ‘Group A’ sporting event, along with the Olympics and FIFA World Cup Finals meaning they need to be shown on free to air channels. I’m today calling on the UK Government to urgently confirm that no fans in Wales will be penalised by any deal.”