Sky Sports have secured the rights to show every match of the British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2017 exclusively live.
The deal, which will take Sky’s partnership with the Lions into its 21st year, includes all Test matches and will be the sixth tour they have broadcast.
The broadcaster covered the Lions’ historic 2-1 series victory over Australia in the summer and will be there every step of the way as they bid to secure a first series victory over the All Blacks since 1971.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “Sky Sports had an excellent year in 2013 and we're looking forward to an outstanding line-up for our customers in 2014.
“These agreements secure even more fantastic live sport for our audience, offering them unrivalled breadth and quality for years to come.”