Sport on UK TV consultation

The UK government has launched a consultation into plans to return live coverage of the Ashes and home nations’ Football World Cup qualifiers to free-to-air TV.

Currently, there is a list of sports which are reserved for broadcast live only on free-to-air TV, such as the football World Cup tournament, and, a second list that dictates which sports must be shown in highlights form on free-to-air TV.

In November, David Davies, former boss of the Football Association, published a review of which sports should be broadcast live only on free-to-air TV. He concluded, that among other changes, live coverage of the Ashes and home nations’ Football World Cup qualifiers should return to free-to-air TV.

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