Sky extends deal with Sanzar nations

SKY Television have confirmed they have reached agreement with the unions of Sanzar (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia) to extend their broadcast agreement for a further five years.

The new deal, which will run from 2011 to 2015, covers the expanded Super 15 competition, the June Tests between New Zealand and northern hemisphere sides, the Tri-Nations, all inbound tours to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa including the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013 and New Zealand’s domestic provincial competition – the ITM Cup – and South Africa’s Currie Cup.