7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
In welcoming the latest broadcast partners, ERC chief executive, Derek McGrath, said: "We are delighted to be entering into a new relationship with a major broadcast player in the UK market. The deal will enhance UK coverage of both the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup as our tournaments continue to go from strength to strength."
With a wide portfolio of broadcast partners in Sky Sports, France Televisions, Canal +, Sky Italia, S4C and RTE, ITV4's highlights programme will give both fans and viewers an additional opportunity to savour the best of the action round by round.
ITV4 kick off their coverage on Monday (11 October) at 6.00pm.