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Sports Broadcasting Contracts in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, sporting events are broadcast on several national television networks, as well as radio.

Certain sporting events are protected by the Ofcom Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events and must be broadcast live and free-to-air on terrestrial television in the UK.

Presently, free-to-air means a TV channel which is free and covers 98% of the population.[1] According to Ofcom regulations, qualifying free-to-air channels are BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Association football

Television

Broadcasting contracts for football (television) - International matches
Event Broadcaster Ofcom category Broadcast details
Free Paid
FIFA World Cup Finals BBC ITV Hub & BBC iPlayer A All matches live on BBC or ITV with final live on both broadcasters in 2022[2]
ITV
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ITV ITV Hub & BBC iPlayer B 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

All matches (excluding England) on Sky Sports Football YouTube

  • All England matches live and highlights of other games on ITV
  • Wales live matches on S4C
  • Highlights of Northern Ireland matches on BBC Northern Ireland
  • Highlights of Scotland matches on BBC Scotland
  • Highlights of Wales matches on BBC Wales until 2022

Selected non-European qualifiers available via FreeSports, YouTube and LiveScore

BBC
S4C
FreeSports
LiveScore
YouTube
FIFA Women's World Cup BBC BBC iPlayer N/A Next edition in 2023
UEFA European Championship BBC ITV Hub & BBC iPlayer A All matches live on BBC or ITV with final live on both broadcasters in 2021. All Wales matches live on S4C.
ITV
S4C
UEFA European Championship Qualifiers ITV Sky Sports Football YouTube B
  • All matches (excluding England) on Sky Sports Football YouTube.
  • All England matches live (including associated friendlies) on ITV.
  • Wales matches live on S4C.
  • Highlights of Northern Ireland matches on BBC Northern Ireland.
  • Highlights of Scotland matches on BBC Scotland.
  • Highlights of Wales matches on BBC Wales.
S4C
BBC
UEFA Nations League ITV Sky Sports Football YouTube B
  • All matches on Sky Sports football YouTube (including associated friendlies).
  • Highlights of England matches on ITV.
  • Wales matches live on S4C.
  • Highlights of Northern Ireland matches on BBC Northern Ireland.
  • Highlights of Scotland matches on BBC Scotland.
  • Highlights of Wales matches on BBC Wales.
S4C
BBC
UEFA Women's Championship BBC BBC iPlayer N/A All matches live until 2022[3]
UEFA European Under-21 Championship ITV Sky Sports Football YouTube N/A Highlights until 2021 on Sky Sports Football YouTube. Highlights on ITV.
Africa Cup of Nations BBC BBC iPlayer N/A Next edition on iPlayer in 2022.
Copa América BBC BBC iPlayer N/A Live in 2021[4]
England England national football team matches ITV Sky Sports Football YouTube B Qualifiers and pre-tournament friendlies live on ITV until 2022[5][6]
Nations League matches and in-season friendlies on Sky Sports Football YouTube until 2021
England England under-21 national football team matches ITV BT Sport YouTube N/A Home friendlies and qualifiers on BT Sport YouTube. Highlights on ITV.
England England women's national football team matches BBC BBC iPlayer N/A
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland national football team matches BBC Sky Sports Football YouTube N/A All matches on Sky Sports football YouTube with highlights of Nations League and European Qualifiers on BBC until 2022
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland national football team matches Sky Sports YouTube Sky Sports Football YouTube N/A All matches until 2022
Scotland Scotland national football team matches BBC Sky Sports Football YouTube N/A All matches on Sky Sports football YouTube with highlights of Nations League and European Qualifiers on BBC until 2022
Wales Wales national football team matches BBC Sky Sports Football YouTube N/A All matches on Sky Sports Football YouTube and S4C (in Welsh) with highlights on BBC in English.
S4C
Broadcasting contracts for football (television) - Club matches
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
FIFA Club World Cup BBC All matches from 2021 tournament live on BBC Red Button
Europe UEFA Champions League BT Sport YouTube All matches live on BT Sport until 2024. Live Final on BT Sport YouTube Channel. Highlights of all matches free on YouTube channel.
Some preliminary round matches televised by YouTube.[7][8][9]
Europe UEFA Europa League
Europe UEFA Europa Conference League
Europe UEFA Youth League
Europe UEFA Super Cup BT Sport YouTube Live until 2023
Europe UEFA Women's Champions League BT Sport YouTube Final only
South America CONMEBOL Libertadores BBC Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final live in 2021
CONCACAF Champions League YouTube All 30 matches live in 2021
England Premier League Sky Sports Football YouTube 140 games (packages B, C, D and E) until 2025
BT Sport YouTube 58 games (packages A and G) until 2025
Amazon Prime Video Sport YouTube 22 games (package F) on Prime Video until 2025
BBC Highlights until 2025[10]
England English Football League Sky Sports Football YouTube Full coverage of the EFL on Sky Sports Football YouTube channel until 2024 with up to 183 games per season as extended highlights of main featured match days and 80 midweek Championship games as highlights via interactive services like YouTube and iFollow
Quest Highlights until 2022
YouTube Highlights on the EFL and club's YouTube channel
England EFL Cup Sky Sports Football YouTube 15 live matches until 2024
Quest Highlights until 2022
England National League BT Sport YouTube Live until 2024 including end of season play-offs, plus weekly highlights[11]
England Women's Super League Sky Sports Football YouTube Up to 44 live matches from 2021 until 2024[12]
BBC 22 live matches per season including 18 live matches on BBC One or BBC Two and the remainder on the Red Button channel and/or iPlayer app from 2021 until 2024[12]
England FA Cup BBC 18 Live matches per season including, 6 matches from the first and second rounds and the FA Cup Final live from 2021 to 2025[13]
ITV 20 live matches per season including the FA Cup Final from 2021 to 2025[14]
England FA Women's Cup BBC Semi-Finals and Final Live
England FA Community Shield ITV Live coverage for men's match until 2025[14]
BBC Live coverage for women's match and highlights for men's match until 2025
England EFL Trophy Quest Highlights of final until 2024
England FA Trophy & FA Vase BT Sport Finals live
England FA Youth Cup ITV4 Four matches including final live
Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership FreeSports 5 live matches until 2022[15]
BBC 10 live matches on BBC Northern Ireland; 50 live matches and highlights on Irish League Show on BBC Sport NI website until 2021
Northern Ireland Irish Cup BBC 3 matches live including final on BBC Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Football League Cup FreeSports Final live until 2022
Northern Ireland SuperCupNI BBC 16 live games available on BBC Sport
Scotland Scottish Professional Football League BBC Highlights of Scottish Premiership matches on BBC One Scotland and BBC Scotland; 27 live SPFL Championship on BBC Scotland; 38 delayed SPFL Premiership matches and six live Scottish Championship or Scottish League One matches on BBC ALBA until 2024-25
Scotland Scottish Cup FreeSports 8 live matches including highlights and final until 2024
BBC 11 live matches including final until 2024
Scotland Scottish League Cup FreeSports 16 live matches per season with highlights until 2023-24
Scotland Scottish Challenge Cup BBC Five matches live
Scotland Scottish Junior Cup BBC Final live
Scotland Scottish Youth Cup FreeSports Live until 2021
Scotland Scottish Women's Premier League BBC 12 matches live on BBC Alba with weekly Sunday live match on BBC Sport Scotland website in 2020/2021[16][17]
Wales Welsh Premier League S4C One weekly live match plus highlights on Sgorio Mondays[18]
Wales Welsh Cup S4C One live game also on S4C from round three onwards plus highlights
Germany Bundesliga Bundesliga YouTube All matches highlights.[19]
Germany DFB-Pokal Youtube Live coverage of selected matches (excluding Semi-Finals and Final)
Bundesliga YouTube Semi-Final and Final highlights
Italy Serie A FreeSports Live & Highlights until 2020-21
Italy Coppa Italia FreeSports Live
Italy Supercoppa Italiana FreeSports Live
France Ligue 1 BT Sport Live until 2024
France Championnat National 1 YouTube Live
Netherlands Eredivisie FreeSports Live and highlights until 2020-21
Portugal Liga NOS FreeSports More than two live matches per week.
Portugal Taça de Portugal FreeSports Final Live
Spain La Liga FreeSports One match per week live, plus highlights of all All remaining matches on La Liga TV
Spain Copa Del Rey FreeSports Live, highlights until 2021-22
Spain Segunda División FreeSports Live. Highlights. Play-offs via LaLiga TV
Norway Eliteserien Eurosport YouTube All matches highlights
Poland Ekstraklasa FreeSports Two matches per week live until 2020-21
Denmark Danish Super League FreeSports One match per week live until 2020-21
Russia Russian Premier League YouTube All matches live with highlights until 2021-22, subscription and sign up required for live coverage.
Russia Russian Super Cup YouTube Live and highlights until 2021-22
China Chinese Super League FreeSports Live until 2021
Japan J1-League FreeSports Up to four J1 matches per week until 2022
YouTube Live coverage for up to two J2 matches per week and seven prime stage matches at the League Cup only, plus highlights of all three leagues and League Cup matches.
South Korea K-League YouTube One match per week via COPA90 until 2024
United StatesCanada Major League Soccer FreeSports All matches aired in full and some selected matches live until 2022
Argentina Primera Division FreeSports Live
Argentina Copa Argentina FreeSports Live
Brazil Brasileirão FreeSports Live in 2021.
India Indian Super League FreeSports All matches live in 2021.

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Around 245 live Premier League matches per season until 2025

  • First-pick Saturday 15:00 matches
  • Sunday 14:15 matches
  • Sunday 16:30 matches
  • Sunday 19:00 matches
  • Monday 20:00 matches
  • Tuesday 20:00 matches
  • Wednesday 20:00 matches
  • Thursday 20:00 matches
  • Friday 20:00 matches

Live FA Cup matches

Live EFL Cup matches; reports from EFL matches

Live commentary of all England international matches with commentary on selected Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland international matches

Live FIFA World Cup Finals and UEFA European Championship Finals

Live commentaries of selected matches in the UEFA Champions League


  • talkSPORT

105 Premier League matches per season until 2025

  • Saturday 12:30 matches
  • Second-pick Saturday 15:00 matches
  • Saturday 17:30 matches
  • Saturday 19:45 matches
  • Sunday 12:00 matches
  • Selected midweek matches

Live FA Cup matches

Live EFL Cup matches

Live matches from EFL plus play-off semi-finals and finals

Live commentary of England international matches

Live commentary of FIFA World Cup Finals and UEFA European Championships

Live commentary on selected UEFA European Championship and UEFA Europa League matches


  • BBC World Service

Over 50 live Premier League commentaries:

  • 5 Live 15:00 Saturday games
  • 5 Live 16:30 Sunday matches

Live FA Cup matches including Final

  • BBC Radio Scotland

Commentary on Scottish Premiership games with split coverage on MW/DAB, FM and Radio Nan Gaidheal frequencies (restricted coverage of Rangers home games due to dispute between Rangers and the BBC)
Commentary on Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup matches
Commentary on Scotland international matches

  • BBC Radio Wales

Commentary on Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham matches with regional splits for SE Wales (Cardiff), SW Wales (Swansea) and N Wales (Wrexham) commentaries
Commentary on Wales international matches

  • BBC Radio Ulster

Reports and commentary on Irish League football
Commentary on Northern Ireland international matches

  • BBC Radio Foyle

Commentary on Derry City matches in the League of Ireland

  • BBC Radio Derby

Commentary on Derby County and Burton Albion matches with regional splits for Burton Albion (1116AM) and for Derby County (FM)

o BBC Radio Nottingham Commentary on Nottingham Forest, Mansfield Town and Notts County matches with regional splits and opt outs

o BBC Radio Leicester Commentary on Leicester City matches on 104.9FM and DAB

o BBC Radio Sheffield Commentary on Sheffield United, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Doncaster Rovers matches on regional splits and different frequencies

  • Independent Radio News (for UK commercial radio network)

Reports and goalflashes from every Premier League match including live updates in networked IRN hourly news bulletins.
Reports and goalflashes from selected FA Cup matches including semi-finals and final
Reports and goalflashes from EFL Cup Final
Reports and goalflashes from England home matches

Rugby union

Television

Broadcasting contracts for rugby union (Television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Rugby World Cup ITV All 48 matches live until 2023
S4C Opening match, all Wales games and final live
World Rugby Sevens Series YouTube Highlights on World Rugby YouTube channel
World Rugby Under 20 Championship ITV Live matches on ITV4
S4C Wales matches live
YouTube Live on World Rugby YouTube channel
World Rugby Under 20 Trophy YouTube Live on World Rugby YouTube channel
Women's Rugby World Cup ITV Live
Six Nations Championship BBC Wales and Scotland home matches live until 2025
ITV England, France, Ireland and Italy home matches live until 2025
S4C All Wales matches live
Women's Six Nations Championship BBC All matches live until 2025
Six Nations Under 20s Championship BBC and S4C Selected matches on BBC TWO Wales and S4C; other matches via BBC iPlayer and S4C Clic
British and Irish Lions Sky Sports YouTube All matches in South Africa in 2021 [20]
Channel 4 Japan Warm-up match live; highlights of all matches in South Africa in 2021
England England Autumn internationals BBC Highlights
England England A BBC Live
England England national under-20 rugby union team and England national under-18 rugby union team BBC Live
England England women's national rugby union team internationals BBC Live
Scotland Scotland national rugby union team Autumn Internationals BBC Live
Wales Wales national rugby union team Autumn internationals BBC Live
S4C
Republic of Ireland Ireland national rugby union team Autumn internationals Channel 4 Live until 2021
France France national rugby union team Autumn Internationals unknown Live
Italy Italy national rugby union team Autumn Internationals unknown Live
Europe European Professional Club Rugby[21] Channel 4 9 European Rugby Champions Cup matches live (including one quarter-final, one semi-final and the final); plus highlights of all other matches until 2022
BT Sport YouTube All matches until 2022
S4C 9 European Rugby Challenge Cup matches live until 2022
EPCR YouTube TV Other European Rugby Challenge Cup matches only
ItalyRepublic of IrelandSouth AfricaScotlandWales Pro14 FreeSports All 152 matches live until 2021
S4C 17 matches live
BBC Highlights
England Premiership Rugby BT Sport YouTube 69 matches per season as highlights until 2023-24[22][23]
Channel 5 5 matches per season and highlights of all other matches
Aviva Premiership Rugby YouTube TV Highlights
England Premiership Rugby Sevens Series BT Sport YouTube Highlights of matches
Channel 5 Highlights
Premiership Rugby YouTube TV Highlights
England Premiership Rugby Cup BT Sport 11 matches as highlights each season until 2023-24
Channel 5 Highlights
Premiership Rugby YouTube Highlights
England RFU Championship RFU YouTube
England The Varsity Match ITV Men's and Women's matches shown live
England Premier 15's Women BT Sport YouTube Semi - Final & Final Highlights in 2021 [24]
Wales Principality Premiership S4C Live
Wales Welsh Varsity Rugby match S4C Live
Scotland Melrose Sevens BBC Live
France Top 14 FreeSports Live until 2023
S4C Highlights
France Pro D2 No current UK broadcaster
Australia Super Rugby AU WorldRugby YouTube Live in 2021
New Zealand Super Rugby Aotearoa RugbyPass Live in 2021
New Zealand Mitre 10 Cup No current UK broadcaster Live
South Africa Currie Cup No current UK broadcaster Live

Radio

BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

  • Six Nations Championship matches
  • Autumn Internationals
  • Commentary on Premiership Rugby matches
  • European Rugby Champions Cup matches
  • Live matches from 2023 Rugby World Cup

BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

  • All Wales international matches
  • British and Irish Lions tests on BBC Radio Cymru

BBC Radio Ulster

  • All Ulster European Rugby Champions Cup matches and selected Ulster Pro 12 matches
  • Live commentary on Ireland national rugby union team
  • All Ireland Six Nations Championship matches
  • Ireland Autumn International matches

BBC Radio Scotland

  • All Scotland international matches
  • Six Nations Championship matches

talkSPORT

  • Commentary on Premiership Rugby matches on talkSPORT2
  • Commentary on British and Irish Lions matches in South Africa in 2021
  • Reports on Six Nations Championship matches

Independent Radio News

  • Reports on Six Nations Championship matches for UK commercial radio network

Cricket

Television

Broadcasting contracts for cricket (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
England men's cricket team (Home Tests) Sky Sports Cricket YouTube All matches until 2024[25]
BBC Daily highlights until 2024[26]
England men's cricket team (Home ODIs and T20Is) Sky Sports Cricket YouTube All matches until 2024
BBC Highlights of ODI and International T20 matches; 2 International T20 matches live per season until 2024
England women's cricket team Sky Sports Cricket YouTube All matches until 2024
BBC Highlights of ODI and International T20 matches; 2 International T20 matches live per season until 2024
One-day International and International Twenty20 Cricket in Ireland YouTube Home ODI's and T20I's live on Cricket Ireland YouTube channel
Overseas International cricket Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Full coverage of Tests, ODIs and T20Is, from India (until 2022)[27] South Africa and Pakistan until 2024
BT Sport YouTube Full coverage of Tests, ODIs and T20Is, from West Indies (until 2026) and New Zealand (until 2022)[28]
FreeSports Live coverage of Tests, ODI"s and T20Is, from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe until 2023 [29]
ICC Cricket World Cup Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Highlights until 2023[30]
ICC Women's World Cup Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Highlights until 2021[31]
ICC World Twenty20 Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Highlights until 2021[31]
ICC Women's T20 World Cup Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Highlights until 2022[31]
ICC Under-19 World Cup Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Highlights until 2022[31]
County Championship Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Select highlights until 2024
ECB Match centre All matches not broadcast on television streamed live
T20 Blast Sky Sports Cricket YouTube 36 highlight matches per season until 2024
ECB Match centre All matches not broadcast on television streamed live
The Hundred Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Full coverage of all 34 men's games and 34 women's games on Sky Sports The Hundred YouTube channel
Selected highlights on Sky Sports YouTube and Sky Sports Cricket YouTube
BBC 10 men's and 8 women's games live
Indian Premier League Sky Sports Cricket YouTube All matches until 2021[33]
Big Bash League (AUS) Unknown
Women's Big Bash League Unknown
Super Smash (NZL) BT Sport YouTube Full coverage until 2022
Women's Super Smash BT Sport YouTube Full coverage until 2022
Caribbean Premier League Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Full coverage in 2021
Pakistan Super League Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Full coverage until 2024
Lanka Premier League Sky Sports Cricket YouTube All matches in 2021
Global T20 Canada FreeSports Live
Abu Dhabi T10 Sky Sports Cricket YouTube Live in 2021
FreeSports
CSA T20 Challenge FreeSports Live in 2021 [1]
European Cricket League (T10) FreeSports Live

o In-play video highlights clips of ICC events on BBC
o In-play video highlights clips of ECB home international and domestic events on BBC Sport website until 2024
o Clips also available for free on Sky Sports and England and Wales Cricket Board websites
o Live free streaming coverage of selected County matches via county cricket club websites and YouTube channels

Radio

BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Radio 4 LW:

  • Live Test Match Special commentary on all England home Test, ODI & T20 matches until 2024
  • Live Test Match Special commentary on England's Ashes tour to Australia in 2021/22
  • Live commentary on all The Hundred matches on BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website until 2024
  • ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy & ICC World Twenty20 live matches
  • Sports Extra commentary on Cricket Australia international matches via ABC Radio Grandstand, plus selected Big Bash League and Women's Big Bash League matches until 2022
  • Sports Extra commentary on Indian Premier League matches until 2022

BBC Local Radio (including BBC Radio Wales):

  • Commentary on all First Class county and List A matches on BBC Sport website until 2024
  • Selected matches on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
  • Commentary on all T20 Blast matches via BBC Local Radio

Tennis

Broadcasting contracts for tennis (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Grand Slams
Wimbledon BBC Live on BBC Sport until 2024[34]
Eurosport Daily highlights and men's singles and women's singles finals live until 2021
US Open Amazon Prime Video Live until 2022[35]
French Open ITV Live on ITV4 with finals on ITV until 2021[36]
Eurosport Live until 2026[37]
Australian Open Eurosport Live until 2021[38]
BBC Daily highlights from the 4th round onwards until 2021
ATP
ATP Cup Amazon Prime Video Live until 2022
ATP Finals Amazon Prime Video All matches live until 2022
BBC Live coverage of afternoon sessions and the final until 2020
ATP World Tour Series Amazon Prime Video Live until 2022[39]
Eurosport Live coverage of 3 ATP 250 events every year until 2020
ATP Challenger Tour Series ATP website Live on the ATP Challenger Tour website
WTA
WTA Tour Amazon Prime Video Live coverage of 51 tournaments per year until 2024[40]
ITF
ITF Men's Circuit ITF website Selected tournaments live on ITF website
ITF Women's Circuit ITF website Selected tournaments live on ITF website
Other Tournaments
Queen's Club Championships BBC Live until 2024[41]
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Eastbourne International BBC Live until 2024
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023 (women's only)
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023 (men's tournament)
Nottingham Open Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Birmingham Classic Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Davis Cup Eurosport Live coverage for 25 finals matches until 2021.[42]
Federation Cup BBC Live coverage of GB matches.[43]
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Laver Cup Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Commentary on all 4 Grand Slam Opens plus the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, other selected ATP Masters 1000 events and evening sessions of the ATP Finals, plus the Queens Club Championships and Great Britain Davis Cup matches
  • BBC World Service: Commentary on Wimbledon men's and women's singles finals

Golf

Broadcasting contracts for golf (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Majors
The Open Championship Sky Sports Live until 2024[44]
BBC Daily highlights until 2021
The Masters Sky Sports Live from 2020[45]
BBC Daily highlights from 2020
US Open Sky Sports Live coverage in 2019[46]
US PGA Championship Sky Sports Live coverage until 2023[47]
PGA Tour
US PGA Tour events Sky Sports 32 live PGA Tour events including FedEx Cup play-offs and Presidents Cup until 2021[48]
CNBC Europe Highlights
European Tour events Sky Sports 32 live events until 2022
LPGA Tour Sky Sports Up to seven events live
Other events
Ryder Cup Sky Sports Live until 2023
BBC Highlights until 2023
World Golf Championships events Sky Sports Live until 2022
BMW PGA Championship Sky Sports Live until 2022
BBC Highlights until 2021

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Commentary on The Open Championship, US Open, US Masters, PGA Championships and Ryder Cup.
  • talkSPORT2: Live commentary on US PGA Tour events from PGA Tour Radio.

Motorsport

Television

Broadcasting contracts for motorsport (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
MOTOR RACING
Formula One Sky Sports All races live on Sky Sports F1 until 2024 with British Grand Prix and selected races on Sky Sports Mix or Sky One
Channel 4 Live coverage of the British Grand Prix only, with highlights of all races and qualifying sessions until 2022[49][50]
YouTube Highlights of all races and qualifying sessions on F1 YouTube channel
FIA Formula 2 Championship Sky Sports Live practice, qualifying and races
FIA Formula 3 Championship Live qualifying and races
United States Canada IndyCar Series Sky Sports Live qualifying and races in 2020[51]
FIA Formula E Championship BBC Live on BBC Red Button in 2021 with selected races live on BBC Television
Eurosport Live
W Series Channel 4 Live in 2021[52]
France 24 Hours of Le Mans Eurosport Live
World Endurance Championship Eurosport Live
BT Sport All races except Le Mans
United Kingdom British Touring Car Championship ITV Live raceday on ITV4; Highlights on ITV until 2022; Qualifying live on itv.com/BTCC
Germany Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BT Sport All two-sessions qualifying and races live
United States NASCAR FreeSports Live and highlights
FreeSports
Goodwood Festival of Speed Sky Sports, BBC and ITV Live on Sky Sports F1 and BBC Sport; highlights on ITV
MOTORCYCLE RACING
MotoGP BT Sport All sessions live until 2024[53]
ITV4 Live/Highlights in 2021 [54]
Superbike World Championship Eurosport Live
Quest Highlights
United Kingdom British Superbike Championship Eurosport Live qualifying and races until 2028[55]
Quest Highlights until 2028 with a selection of live races.
Isle of Man Isle of Man TT ITV Daily highlights on ITV
Northern Ireland North West 200 BBC Live on BBC Sport; Highlights on BBC Sport.
Northern Ireland Ulster Grand Prix BBC Highlights
United Kingdom SGB Premiership Eurosport Live until 2024
Speedway Grand Prix BT Sport Live until 2021
Speedway of Nations BT Sport Live until 2021
RALLYING
World Rally Championship BT Sport Live
ITV Highlights
United Kingdom Wales Rally GB BT Sport Live
ITV Daily highlights on ITV4 and live coverage of Power Stage
S4C Highlights
Extreme E ITV Live until 2023
Sky Sports Live in 2021[56]
BT Sport Live
Eurosport Live until 2023
BBC Live via BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer[57]
Broadcasting contracts for motorsport (radio)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Motor racing
Formula One BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live All sessions live on BBC Sounds until 2021
Formula E BBC Sounds All sessions live

Boxing

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Commentary on major fights involving British boxers

Mixed martial arts

Television

Wrestling

Television

  • WWE: BT Sport and BT Sport Box Office;[60] RAW highlights on Channel 5, Smackdown & NXT UK highlights on Paramount Network
  • All Elite Wrestling: ITV4, ITV

Multi-disciplines events

Television

Broadcasting contracts for multi-disciplines events (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Olympic Games BBC / Quest Live until 2024
Paralympic Games Channel 4 Live until 2024[61]
Commonwealth Games BBC Live in 2022[62]
World University Games Eurosport and The Olympic Channel Live
Youth Olympics BBC Highlights
European Championships BBC Live
Invictus Games BBC Live[63]

Radio

  • Olympic Games: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live (until 2024)
  • Paralympic Games: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
  • European Championships (multi-sport event): Live on BBC Radio 5 Live

Athletics

Television

  • UK Athletics major events: TBC
  • London Marathon: Live on BBC until 2021
  • Great North Run: Live on BBC
  • Great Manchester Run: Live on BBC
  • Great South Run: Live on Channel 5
  • Great Scottish Run: Live on BBC
  • Cardiff Half Marathon: Live on BBC
  • Great North Run: Live on BBC
  • British Athletics Indoor Championships: TBC
  • IAAF World Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF Diamond League: Live on BBC until 2024
  • IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF World Cross Country Championships: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF World Half Marathon Championships: Live on BBC Red Button in 2020
  • IAAF World Relays: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF Continental Cup: Live on BBC until 2023
  • European Athletics Championships: Live on BBC and Eurosport
  • European Team Championships: Live on BBC
  • European Athletics Indoor Championships: Live on BBC
  • European Cross Country Championships: Live on BBC
  • European Athletics Junior Championships: Live on BBC
  • World Junior Athletics Championships: Live on Eurosport
  • IAAF World Indoor Tour: Live on BBC in 2021
  • New York Marathon: Live on Eurosport
  • Paris Marathon: Live on Eurosport
  • Amsterdam Marathon: Live on Eurosport
  • NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships: BT Sport
  • NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: BT Sport

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Commentary from IAAF World Championships, European Athletics Championships, IPC Athletics World Championships, IAAF Diamond League and UK Athletics major events

Commentary via BBC London on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra on London Marathon

Rugby league

Television

Broadcasting contracts for rugby league (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast Details
Super League Sky Sports 66 Live Games per seasons until 2023
BBC Highlights until 2021
RFL Championship Sky Sports Live until 2024
National Conference League Sky Sports 30 live games per season until 2024
Challenge Cup BBC One live match from rounds one to five on BBC Sport website; two sixth round matches, two quarter-finals, two semi-finals and final live on BBC TV until 2024
Sky Sports One fifth round match, one sixth round match and two quarter-finals live until 2024
World Club Challenge Sky Sports Live until 2024
BBC Highlights
Rugby League World Cup BBC All 31 matches live in 2021[64]
Rugby League European Championship BBC Live
National Rugby League Sky Sports Live
Rugby League State of Origin Sky Sports Live

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Extra

Over 170 live Super League commentaries per season and Challenge Cup commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra; reports on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

  • BBC Local Radio

Commentaries on Super League, Championship and Challenge Cup matches

Snooker

Television

Broadcasting contracts for snooker (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast detail Note
World Snooker Championships BBC Live until 2024
Eurosport Live until 2026
UK Championship BBC Live until 2024
Eurosport Live until 2026
The Masters BBC Live until 2024
Eurosport Live until 2026
Welsh Open BBC Live until 2026
Eurosport
English Open Eurosport
Northern Ireland Open
Scottish Open
Snooker Shoot Out
World Snooker Tour Eurosport 18 tournaments live on each season until 2026 [65]
Champion of Champions ITV Live on ITV4 until 2022
World Grand Prix
Players Championship
Tour Championship
Championship League FreeSports Live

Horse racing

Television

Broadcasting contracts for horse racing (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast detail
Grand National ITV Live until 2023
Racing TV Live
Epsom Derby ITV Live until 2023
Racing TV Live
Cheltenham Festival ITV Live until 2023
Racing TV Live
Royal Ascot ITV Live until 2023
Sky Sports Racing Live
Glorious Goodwood ITV Live until 2023
Racing TV Live
British Champions Day ITV Live until 2023
Racing TV Live
Dubai World Cup Sky Sports Racing Live
Racing TV Live
Ulster Derby BBC Live

Radio

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Commentary on all major races with full coverage of The Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot and The Epsom Derby[66]

  • BBC World Service

BBC Radio 5 Live commentary on The Grand National

Equestrianism

Television

Broadcasting contracts for equestrianism (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast detail
Horse of the Year Show BBC Highlights
Royal International Horse Show BBC Live
Hickstead Derby BBC Highlights
Olympia Horse Show BBC Live
Global Champions Tour BBC Live coverage of the London event
Badminton Horse Trials BBC Live until 2020[67]
Burghley Horse Trials BBC Live
World Equestrian Games BBC Live

Darts

Television

Broadcasting contracts for darts (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
PDC World Darts Championship Sky Sports Live until 2025[68]
Premier League Sky Sports Live until 2025
Grand Slam of Darts Sky Sports Live until 2025
World Matchplay Sky Sports Live until 2025
World Grand Prix Sky Sports Live until 2025
World Cup of Darts Sky Sports Live until 2025
UK Open ITV4 Live until 2022
European Championship ITV4 Live until 2022
Players Championship Finals ITV4 Live until 2022
The Masters ITV4 Live until 2022
World Series of Darts ITV4 Delayed coverage of five events; finals live until 2022
Champions League of Darts BBC Live until 2019

Radio

  • PDC World Darts Championship: Reports on BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Premier League Darts and other major PDC tournaments: Live on talkSPORT 2

Rowing

Television

  • World Rowing Championships: Live on BBC and Eurosport
  • European Rowing Championships: Live on BBC and Eurosport
  • Rowing World Cup: Live on BBC and Eurosport
  • The Boat Races: Live on BBC until 2021; Live on Eurosport and BBC World News/BBC America
  • Henley Royal Regatta: Live on BT Sport

Radio

Cycling

Television

Broadcasting contracts for cycling (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Road
Tour de France ITV Live until 2023
S4C Live until 2025
Eurosport Live until 2025
Giro d'Italia Eurosport Live until 2025
S4C Live
Quest Highlights
Vuelta a España Eurosport Live until 2025
ITV Highlights in 2021
UCI Road World Championships Eurosport Live in 2021
BBC Live
UCI World Tour Eurosport Live coverage of 30 races
La Course Eurosport Live
ITV Live
Paris-Nice Eurosport Live until 2023
ITV Highlights until 2023
Critérium du Dauphiné Eurosport Live until 2023
ITV Highlights until 2023
Tour of Britain ITV Live
Women's Tour of Britain ITV Highlights
Eurosport Highlights
Tour de Yorkshire Eurosport Live
ITV Live
British National Road Race Championships Eurosport Live
ITV Highlights
Revolution Eurosport Live
Halfords Tour Series ITV Highlights
Track
World Track Championships Eurosport Live in 2021
BBC Live
UCI Track Cycling World Cup BBC Live coverage of the UK event
European Track Championships BBC Live
Cyclo-cross
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Eurosport Live in 2021

Swimming

Television

Broadcasting contracts for swimming (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast detail
World Championships BBC Live
Eurosport Live
European Championships BBC Live
Eurosport Live
European Short Course Swimming Championships Eurosport Live
IPC Swimming World Championships Channel 4 Highlights in 2021
IPC Swimming European Championships Channel 4 Highlights in 2021
British Championships BBC Live
National Winter Championships BBC Live
National Diving Championships BBC Live

Radio

Triathlon

Television

Gymnastics

Television

Gridiron Football (American Football)

Television

  • National Football League
    • Channel 5 (Monday Night Football Live, plus weekly highlights show until 2022/23)[70]
    • Amazon Prime Video (Thursday and Saturday games live until 2022/23)[71]
    • Sky Sports (until 2024/25)[72]
    • BBC Sport (Weekly highlights show and Superbowl live)
  • NCAA College Football: Live on BT Sport and ESPN Player

Radio

Ice hockey

Television

Field hockey

Television

Basketball

Television

Baseball

Television

Softball

Television

Winter sports

Television

Sailing

Television

Gaelic games

Television

Radio

GAA live coverage of the Ulster Club and Ulster Senior Football Championships, and games in the National League, qualifiers and All-Ireland Championship involving Ulster counties until 2017

Shinty

Television

Netball

Television

Badminton

Television

Squash

Television

Bowls

Television

  • World Indoor Bowls Championships: Live on BBC Sport
  • Scottish International Indoor Open: Live on BBC Sport

Table tennis

Television

Australian rules football

Television

Futsal

Television

Archery

Television

Handball

Television

Volleyball

Television

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