The FIFA Women’s World Cup and the UEFA European Women’s Championship will remain available for free-to-air television broadcasters
The Government is absolutely committed to supporting women’s sport at every opportunity - pushing for greater participation, employment, commercial opportunities and visibility in the media.
The past few years have seen fantastic progress, with record breaking audiences tuning in to watch women’s sport and attendances at venues growing.
That is why the Government has confirmed that two women’s sports events will be added to the Listed Events Regime - the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the UEFA Women’s European Championships.
These two events will join the “crown jewels” of sporting events that must be offered to free-to-air broadcasters, and will help these events remain available to the biggest audiences. The revised list is set out below.
This move also represents a further step towards the greater inclusivity and diversity of the Regime, following on from the addition of the Paralympic Games in January 2020.
Group A (Full Live Coverage Protected)
The Olympic Games
The Paralympic Games
The FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals Tournament
The European Football Championship Finals Tournament
The European Women’s Football Championship Finals Tournament
The FA Cup Final
The Scottish FA Cup Final (in Scotland)
The Grand National
The Wimbledon Tennis Finals
The Rugby World Cup Final
The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final
Group B (Secondary Coverage Protected)
Cricket Test Matches played in England
Non-Finals play in the Wimbledon Tournament
All Other Matches in the Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament
Six Nations Rugby Tournament Matches Involving Home Countries
The Commonwealth Games
The World Athletics Championship
The Cricket World Cup - the Final, Semi-finals and Matches Involving Home Nations’ Teams
The Ryder Cup
The Open Golf Championship