The Six Nations rugby tournament, otherwise known as RBS 6, is the first major sporting event to be available on demand via the BBC iPlayer.
Every game in the championships, which started last weekend, and carries on every weekend until Super Saturday on 15th March, will be available for a full 7 days after airing on normal television.
BBC Sport’s Head of Interactive, Ben Gallop, said:
“We want viewers to be able to watch the best sporting action wherever and whenever they can, so getting the Six Nations onto BBC iPlayer is a major step forward.
“The Six Nations is a fantastic event and rugby fans can now catch up with the ups and downs of the championship at their leisure”.
The BBC iPlayer allows users to download or stream chosen shows from the BBC’s output on to their PC for viewing, either in case they missed it originally, or just want to re watch a favourite episode or event.
The iPlayer has seen a massive rise in popularity of late, and this sort of high profile deal is sure to help see that continue.
If only the BBC could find some way of securing the rights to show Premiership soccer matches on the iPlayer, then people all across the world would start using the service.