from my inbox:
It’s Vic from the Harlequins. I’m trying to fill a petition to get more rugby on TV. Think you could give it some attention on your blog and/or mailing lists and/or facebook?
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION
SUPPORTING MORE RUGBY ON T.V.
To whom it may concern,
Live coverage of International rugby matches on network or cable TV is essentially non-existent in North America, even during the Rugby World Cup.
Thus, the January 21st announcement by BBC America to air matches from the 2010 Six Nations Championship is welcome news to the thousands of rugby players and fans in American.
In addition, we expect the popularity of rugby to increase in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics and thus live rugby could be a growth area in both America and Canada for broadcasters of this type of programming.
Thus, we the undersigned strongly support BBC America in their live broadcast of the 2010 Six Nations Championship as announced on 21-Jan-2010 and would encourage both BBC America and BBC Canada to schedule more live programming of rugby union.
Yours in rugby,
This petition will be sent to :
ATTN: LeToya Glenn
747 Third Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY
ATTN: Jane Collins
121 Bloor St. E.
CANADA M4W 3M5