Borders Rugby TV set for switch-off

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AFTER six years of covering rugby in the region, the internet-based Borders Rugby Television (BRTV) will stop at the end of the season.

“It’s been a roller-coaster of a journey since 2007,” said BRTV founder Stuart Cameron.

“In the six years since our launch, BRTV has covered an unprecedented number of games in the Borders and the extensive archive will always be there for people to look back on. There have been wonderful highlights, including covering ‘that’ Stuart Hogg try for Scotland A when they thrashed England Saxons 35-0.”

Despite the popularity of the site locally, BRTV has not been able to attract support from key areas or the sponsorship needed to sustain the service.

Stuart continued: “I’d like to thank the Fraser James Partnership and BASE Rugby for their support, to all local clubs and my colleagues at Radio Borders for their invaluable contributions.

“I look forward to seeing the season out, but the time has unfortunately come to bring the curtain down.”