Sports broadcasting contracts in the United Kingdom

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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[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for football (television) – International matches
Event Broadcasters (free-to-air) Broadcasters (paid) Ofcom Broadcast details
FIFA World Cup BBC None Category A All matches live on BBC & ITV with final live on both broadcasters in 2022[2]
ITV
FIFA World Cup qualification ITV
  • UEFA :
    All matches (exclude England) live in English on Sky Sports.
    England live matches and highlights of other matches in English on ITV.
    Wales live matches in Welsh on S4C.
    Highlights of NI, Scotland, and Wales matches in English on BBC, until 2022..
  • AFC:
    Selected first and second round matches live on Mycujoo until 2020.
  • CONMEBOL:
    TBA until 2021 or 2022.
  • CAF:
    Selected matches live on FIFATV YouTube channel
BBC
YouTube
FIFA Women's World Cup BBC None All matches live for 2019. Scotland matches also available in Gaelic on Alba.
UEFA European Championship BBC None Category A Shared coverage of all matches live (until semi-finals) and simulcast live final
ITV
UEFA European Championship Qualifiers ITV Sky Sports
  • All matches (exclude England) live in English on Sky Sports
  • England live matches and highlights of other matches in English on ITV.
  • Wales live matches in Welsh on S4C
  • Highlights of NI, Scotland, and Wales matches in English on BBC

until 2020.

S4C
BBC
UEFA Nations League ITV Sky Sports All matches live in English on Sky Sports. Wales live matches in Welsh on S4C. Highlights of NI, Scotland, and Wales matches in English on BBC. Highlights of England and other matches in English on ITV. Until 2021.
S4C
BBC
UEFA Women's Championship BBC None All matches live until 2022[3]
UEFA European Under-21 Championship ITV Sky Sports Live until 2021 on Sky Sports. Highlights on ITV.
UEFA Youth European Championships BBC None Live coverage of UEFA U-19 and U-17 Men's and Women's Championships in 2019. England, Scotland, and selected other matches live on BBC.[4][5][6][7]
Africa Cup of Nations Unknown Unknown Next edition in 2022.
Copa América Unknown Unknown Next edition in 2021
England England national football team matches ITV Sky Sports Qualifiers and pre-tournament friendlies live on ITV until 2022[8][9]
Nations League matches and in-season friendlies live on Sky Sports until 2021
England England under-21 national football team matches ITV BT Sport Home friendlies and qualifiers live on BT Sport. Highlights on ITV.
England England women's national football team matches BBC
Germany Germany national football teams matches YouTube None Live coverage of Men's U-21, Men's U-20, and Women's teams (exclude the matches featuring Home Nations and England) on German Football YouTube channel.
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland national football team matches BBC Sky Sports Nations League, Qualifiers, and friendlies live on Sky Sports with highlights of Nations League and European Qualifiers on BBC until 2022
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland national football team matches None Sky Sports Nations League, Qualifiers and friendlies live until 2022
Scotland Scotland national football team matches BBC Sport Sky Sports Nations League, Qualifiers and friendlies live on Sky Sports with highlights of Nations League and European Qualifiers on BBC until 2022
Wales Wales national football team matches BBC Sport Sky Sports Nations League, qualifiers and friendlies live in English on Sky Sports and in Welsh on S4C with highlights on BBC
S4C
Broadcasting contracts for football (television) – Club matches
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
FIFA Club World Cup BBC Sport All matches live until 2020.[10]
International Champions Cup Premier Sports Selected matches live.
Selected club channels The matches that not aired live by Premier Sports only. For example : TV from team A only show the team A matches.
Europe UEFA Champions League BT Sport All matches live until 2024, preliminary round maybe included if necessary.[11][12][13]
  • UCL: starting from play-off round
  • UEL and UYL: starting from group stage
Europe UEFA Europa League
Europe UEFA Europa Conference League
Europe UEFA Youth League
Europe UEFA Super Cup Live until 2023
Europe UEFA Women's Champions League Final only. Quarter finals and semi finals also included for 2019–20 only.
BBC Sport Selected home nations club's matches, exclude final
All club's channels Selected matches, exclude final
South America CONMEBOL Libertadores unknown (2020–21) Final only, live on BBC Two in 2019.[14]
CONCACAF Champions League YouTube All 30 matches live in 2020
England Premier League Sky Sports 128 live games (packages B, C, D and E) until 2022
BT Sport 52 live games (packages A and G) until 2022
Amazon 20 live games (package F) on Prime Video until 2022
BBC Sport Highlights until 2022[15]
England English Football League Sky Sports Live coverage of the EFL on Sky Sports until 2024 with up to 183 live games per season and 80 midweek Championship games via interactive services
QUEST Highlights until 2022
England EFL Cup Sky Sports 15 live matches from the Carabao Cup
QUEST Highlights on QUEST until 2022
England National League BT Sport One live match a week until 2021 including end of season play-offs, plus weekly highlights[16]
England Women's Super League BT Sport Exclusive
England FA Cup BBC 18 Live matches per season including, 6 matches from the first and second rounds and the final live from 2021 to 2025[17]
BT Sport 30 live matches per season including final until 2021
ITV 20 live matches per season including the final from 2021 to 2025[18]
England FA Women's Cup BBC Semi-finals and final Live
England FA Community Shield BT Sport Live until 2020
ITV Live from 2021 to 2025[18]
BBC Sport Highlights until 2025
England EFL Trophy Sky Sports Live until 2024
QUEST Highlights of final until 2024
England FA Trophy & FA Vase BT Sport Finals live
England FA Youth Cup ITV Four matches including final live on ITV
Northern Ireland NIFL Premiership Sky Sports Up to 5 live matches until 2022[19]
BBC Sport 10 Live Matches & Highlights on Final Score and Irish League Show until 2021
Northern Ireland Irish Cup BBC Sport 3 matches live on BBC (2 early rounds plus final live)
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Football League Cup Sky Sports Final live until 2022
Northern Ireland SuperCupNI BBC Sport 16 live games available on BBC Sport.
Scotland Scottish Professional Football League Sky Sports 48 live matches per season from 2020 to 2025[20]
BBC Sport 38 delayed matches on Saturday evenings and 6 live Scottish Championship or Scottish League One matches on Alba (in Gaelic), plus highlights in English for other matches 2024–25.
Scotland Scottish Cup Premier Sports 8 live matches including one exclusive semi-final, and final with highlights until 2024[21]
BBC Sport 11 live matches including one match in first, second, and third round, plus a final until 2024
Scotland Scottish League Cup Premier Sports 12 to 16 live matches per season until 2023-24
Scotland Scottish Challenge Cup BBC Sport Five matches live
Scotland Scottish Junior Cup BBC Sport Final live
Scotland Scottish Youth Cup FreeSports Live until 2021
Wales Welsh Premier League S4C One weekly live match plus highlights on Sgorio Mondays[22]
Wales Welsh Cup BBC Sport One live game also on S4C from round three onwards plus highlights
Germany Bundesliga BT Sport All matches live until 2021.[23]
Germany DFL-Supercup Live until 2020
Germany Frauen-Bundesliga BBC Sport Five matches live on Alba in 2019-20.[24]
Germany DFB-Pokal TBD
Italy Serie A Premier Sports Live coverage & Highlights until 2020–21[25]
FreeSports Highlights only until 2020–21
Italy Coppa Italia BT Sport Live until 2020–21.[26]
Italy Supercoppa Italiana Live until 2020
France Ligue 1 BT Sport Live until 2021.[27]
France Championnat National 1 YouTube Live
France Coupe de France TBD
Netherlands Eredivisie Premier Sports Live coverage until 2020–21
Portugal Primeira Liga Premier Sports More than two live matches per week.[28]
FreeSports
Portugal Taça de Portugal FreeSports Final only
Spain La Liga FreeSports One match per week live, plus highlights
Premier Sports All matches live until 2021–22 via LaLiga TV
Spain Segunda División YouTube Regular season only
Norway Eliteserien Eurosport All matches live
Poland Ekstraklasa[29] FreeSports Two matches per week live until 2020–21
OZ All matches live until 2020–21
Denmark Superliga FreeSports One match per week live
Russia Russian Premier League YouTube All matches live until 2021–22, sbscription required for live coverage.
Russia Russian Super Cup Live in 2020 and 2021
Turkey Turkish Super League BT Sport 24 remaining matches live in 2019–20[30]
Australia A-League BT Sport Full coverage[31]
Australia FFA Cup BT Sport Live
China Chinese Super League FreeSports Live until 2021
Premier Sports
Japan J-League FreeSports Up to four J1 matches per week until 2022
YouTube Up to two J2 matches per week live, plus higlights of all three leagues matches
South Korea K-League[32] BBC Sport One opening match only in 2020
YouTube One match per week via COPA90 until 2024
OneFootball Two matches per week until 2024
United StatesCanada Major League Soccer[33] FreeSports Most matches that not aired on Sky Sports live until 2022
Sky Sports Up to two matches per week until 2022

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Around 140 live Premier League commentaries per season until 2021/22;

  • First-pick Saturday 15:00 matches
  • Sunday 14:00 and 16:30 games
  • Monday night 20:00 matches
  • Friday night 20:00 matches
  • Saturday night 19:45 matches

Live FA Cup and EFL Cup commentaries

Live commentaries from SPFL matches

Live commentaries from Scottish Cup

Live commentaries from Scottish League Cup

Live commentaries from Scotland international matches

Reports and goalflashes from EFL matches

Live UEFA Champions League commentaries and semi-finals and final of UEFA Europa League

  • BBC World Service:

Over 50 live Premier League commentaries of 5 Live 15:00 Saturday and 16:30 Sunday matches Live FA Cup commentaries including Final

  • talkSPORT:

105 Premier League commentaries per season on talkSPORT until 2021/22;

  • Saturday matches at 12:30
  • Second-pick Saturday matches at 15:00
  • Saturday matches at 17:30
  • Sunday matches at 12:00

110 live matches from EFL plus play-off semi-finals and finals

Live FA Cup and EFL Cup commentaries

Live commentaries of selected matches in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Live UEFA Nations League

Live UEFA European Championship and international friendlies

  • Independent Radio News:

Live reports and goalflashes from every Premier League match for the UK commercial radio network

  • Clyde 1:

Preview, half-time and full-time reports from SPFL matches on Superscoreboard

Rugby union[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for rugby union (Television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Rugby World Cup ITV All 48 matches live in English until 2023
S4C 9 live matches in Welsh for 2019 including opening match, all Wales games and final
World Rugby Sevens Series Sky Sports Live matches
ITV highlights on ITV
World Rugby Under 20 Championship ITV Live until 2019
(2017: highlights of group matches on ITV with semi-finals and final live)
S4C Welsh matches only, live in Welsh until 2019
YouTube Live on World Rugby's YouTube channel
World Rugby Under 20 Trophy YouTube Live on World Rugby's YouTube channel
Women's Rugby World Cup ITV Live
Six Nations Championship BBC Sport Wales, Scotland, and France home matches in English until 2021
ITV England, Ireland, and Italy home matches in English until 2021
S4C Welsh matches only, live in Welsh.
Women's Six Nations Championship Sky Sports All England matches live
BBC Wales Wales matches live in English.
S4C Wales matches live in Welsh
BBC Alba Scottish matches only, live in Gaelic
YouTube Live on Six Nations' YouTube channel
Six Nations Under 20s Championship Sky Sports England matches live
BBC Wales and S4C Wales matches live
British and Irish Lions Sky Sports Exclusive live coverage in 2021.[34]
England England Autumn internationals Sky Sports Live on Sky Sports until 2020
BBC Sport Highlights until 2019
England England Saxons Sky Sports Live until 2020
England England national under-20 rugby union team and England national under-18 rugby union team Sky Sports Live until 2020
England England women's national rugby union team internationals Sky Sports Live until 2020
Scotland Scotland national rugby union team Autumn Internationals BBC Sport Live in 2019
BT Sport
Wales Wales Rugby Union Team Internationals BBC Sport Live in 2019
S4C
Channel 4 Live coverage of 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up games
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
SANZAAR Sky Sports Live coverage of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina test, including all of The Rugby Championship and Super Rugby matches until 2020[35][36]
All-Ireland League (rugby union) Sky Sports Live
Europe European Professional Club Rugby[37] Channel 4 9 Champions Cup matches live (including one quarter-final, one semi-final and the final); plus highlights of all other matches, in English until 2022
BT Sport All matches exclusively live in English until 2022
S4C 9 Challenge Cup matches live in Welsh from 2019-20
EPCR TV Other Challenge Cup matches only
ItalyRepublic of IrelandSouth AfricaScotlandWales Pro14 Premier Sports All 152 matches live until 2021
S4C 17 matches live
BBC Sport Highlights
England Premiership Rugby BT Sport Up to 80 live matches per season until 2020–21[38][39]
Channel 5 5 matches per season and highlights of all other matches
England Premiership Rugby Sevens Series BT Sport Live matches
Channel 5 Highlights
England Premiership Rugby Cup BT Sport Live in 2019-20
Channel 5 Highlights
England RFU Championship Sky Sports Minimum of 11 matches per season live until 2020
England The Varsity Match ITV Men's and Women's matches shown live
England Premier 15's Women Sky Sports Selected games live on Sky Sports
Wales Principality Premiership S4C Live
Wales Welsh Varsity Rugby match S4C Live
Scotland Melrose Sevens BBC Sport Live
France Top 14 Sky Sports 55 matches per season live until 2019.
S4C Highlights
France Pro D2 Eurosport All matches live on Eurosport Player
AustraliaArgentinaJapanNew ZealandSouth Africa Super Rugby Sky Sports Live until 2020
New Zealand Mitre 10 Cup Sky Sports Live until 2020
South Africa Currie Cup Sky Sports Live until 2020

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live:

Commentary on Six Nations Championship, Autumn Internationals, Premiership Rugby and European Rugby Champions Cup matches
Live commentary on 2019 Rugby World Cup

  • BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

Commentary on all Wales national rugby union team international matches
Commentary on British and Irish Lions tests on BBC Radio Cymru

  • BBC Radio Ulster

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

  • BBC Radio Scotland

Commentary on all Scotland national rugby union team Six Nations Championship matches

  • talkSPORT

Commentary on Premiership Rugby and Anglo-Welsh Cup matches on Talksport and Talksport 2; reports on Six Nations Championship and Aviva Premiership matches on talkSPORT

  • Independent Radio News

Reports on Six Nations Championship matches.

Cricket[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for cricket (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Test match cricket in England and Wales Sky Sports All matches live until 2024[40]
BBC Sport Daily highlights until 2024[41]
One-day International and International Twenty20 Cricket in England and Wales Sky Sports All matches live until 2024
BBC Sport Highlights of ODI matches; 2 International T20 matches live per season until 2024
England women's cricket team Sky Sports Home Test matches, ODI and T20 internationals live until 2024
BBC Sport Two live matches 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 test match and ODI cricket Sky Sports Live coverage of all England overseas Tours, plus Tests and ODIs, from South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand (until 2020)
Star India Live coverage on Star Gold and Hotstar of Tests, ODIs & T20Is from India
Sony Pictures Networks Live coverage on Sony Max of Tests, ODIs and T20Is from Pakistan
BT Sport Live coverage of test match, international and domestic cricket in Australia until 2021[42]
ICC Cricket World Cup Sky Sports Live until 2023[43]
ICC Women's World Cup Sky Sports Live until 2021[44]
ICC Champions Trophy Sky Sports Live until 2021[44]
ICC World Twenty20 Sky Sports Live until 2020[44]
ICC Women's T20 World Cup Sky Sports Live until 2022[44]
ICC Under-19 World Cup Sky Sports Live until 2022[44]
T20 Blast Sky Sports 36 live matches per season until 2024
The Hundred Sky Sports Live coverage of all games
BBC Sport 10 men's and 8 women's games live
Indian Premier League Sky Sports All matches live in 2020[45]
Big Bash League BT Sport All matches live on BT Sport until 2020
Women's Big Bash League BT Sport Selected matches live on BT Sport until 2020
Caribbean Premier League Sky Sports All 34 games live in 2019
Caribbean Regional Super50 BT Sport Live coverage in 2019
Pakistan Super League Hum TV Live coverage in 2020
Bangladesh Premier League BT Sport Live
Global T20 Canada FreeSports Live
European Cricket League (T10) FreeSports Live

In-play video highlights clips of ICC events on BBC Sport until 2019
In-play video highlights clips of ECB home international and domestic events on BBC Sport website until 2024
Clips also available on Sky Sports and England and Wales Cricket Board websites

Fixed camera live streaming coverage of selected County matches via county cricket club websites

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 LW

Live Test Match Special commentary on all England home Test, ODI & T20 matches until 2024
ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy & ICC World Twenty20 matches
Commentary on Cricket Australia international matches via ABC Radio Grandstand, plus selected Big Bash League and Women's Big Bash League matches until 2022
Commentary on Indian Premier League matches until 2020

  • BBC Local Radio

Commentary on all 2019 County matches on BBC Sport website. Selected matches on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Local Radio.
All Derbyshire matches on BBC Radio Derby 1116 AM
All Worcestershire matches on BBC Hereford and Worcester 738 AM
Essex One-Day Cup and T20 Blast matches on BBC Radio Essex 765 AM
Kent One-Day Cup and T20 Blast matches on BBC Radio Kent DAB
All Lancashire matches on BBC Radio Lancashire 855 AM

  • Independent Radio News

Hourly reports on England home test matches, ODI and T20 matches for UK commercial radio network

Tennis[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for tennis (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Grand Slams
Wimbledon BBC Sport Live on BBC Sport until 2024[46]
Eurosport Daily highlights and men's singles and women's singles finals live until 2021
US Open Amazon Prime Video Live until 2022[47]
French Open ITV Live on ITV4 with finals on ITV until 2021[48]
Eurosport Live until 2021[49]
Australian Open Eurosport Live until 2021[50]
BBC Sport 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 Sport Live coverage of afternoon sessions and the final until 2020
ATP World Tour Series Amazon Prime Video Live until 2022[51]
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[52]
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 Sport Live until 2024[53]
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Eastbourne International BBC Sport 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.[54]
Federation Cup BBC Sport Live coverage of GB matches.[55]
Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023
Laver Cup Amazon Prime Video Live until 2023

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Commentary on all 4 Grand Slams 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[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for golf (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Majors
The Open Championship Sky Sports Live until 2024[56]
BBC Sport Daily highlights until 2021
The Masters Sky Sports Live from 2020[57]
BBC Sport Daily highlights from 2020
US Open Sky Sports Live coverage in 2019[58]
US PGA Championship Sky Sports Live coverage until 2023[59]
PGA Tour
US PGA Tour events Sky Sports 32 live PGA Tour events including FedEx Cup play-offs and Presidents Cup until 2021[60]
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 Sport Highlights until 2023
World Golf Championships events Sky Sports Live until 2022
BMW PGA Championship Sky Sports Live until 2022
BBC Sport Highlights until 2021

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live

Commentary on The Open Championship, US Open, US Masters, PGA Championships, and the Ryder Cup

  • talkSPORT

Commentary on the Open Championship from Open Radio

Commentary on the Players Championship from PGA Tour Radio

Motorsport[edit]

Television[edit]

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[61] [62]
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[63]
FIA Formula E Championship Eurosport Live until 2019–20
YouTube All races, qualifying, and practices live
Quest Highlights of all races with four races live
BBC Sport All races, qualifying, and practices live on BBC Sport Online in 2019–20. London, Marrakesh and Rome E-Prix live on BBC TV.[64]
W Series Channel 4 Live in 2021[65]
France 24 Hours of Le Mans Quest Live practice, qualifying and race exclusively on Quest
World Endurance Championship Eurosport
BT Sport All races except Le Mans.
Blancpain GT Series BT Sport Live Sprint Cup races and partial live coverage of 24 Hours of Spa in 2018, highlights of Endurance Cup.
Also live on the Blancpain GT Series website.
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters FreeSports Selected races live and delayed
Porsche Supercup Eurosport
World Touring Car Cup Eurosport
United Kingdom British Touring Car Championship ITV Live raceday on ITV4; Highlights on ITV until 2022; Qualifying live on itv.com/BTCC
United Kingdom British GT Championship Channel 4 Highlights
Also live on the British GT website.
BT Sport Highlights
United Kingdom British Rally Championship Channel 4 Highlights
BT Sport Highlights
United States NASCAR Free Sports Live
Premier Sports
Supercars Championship FreeSports Delayed
Race of Champions Sky Sports Live in 2019
Goodwood Festival of Speed Sky Sports, BBC Sport and ITV Live on Sky Sports F1 and BBC Sport; highlights on ITV
Motorcycle racing
MotoGP BT Sport All sessions live until 2021[66]
Quest Highlights until 2020[67]
Superbike World Championship Eurosport Live and exclusive
Quest Exclusive highlights
MotoAmerica Superbike Championship Eurosport All sessions live and exclusive
Motocross World Championship Eurosport All sessions live and exclusive
United Kingdom British Superbike Championship Eurosport Live qualifying and races until 2028 exclusively[68]
Quest Exclusive highlights until 2028 with a selection of live races.
Isle of Man Isle of Man TT ITV Daily highlights on ITV until 2018
Northern Ireland North West 200 BBC Sport Live on BBC Sport; Highlights on BBC Sport.
Northern Ireland Ulster Grand Prix BBC Sport Highlights
United Kingdom SGB Premiership Eurosport Live until 2022
Speedway Grand Prix BT Sport Live until 2021
Speedway of Nations BT Sport Live until 2021
Rallying
World Rally Championship BT Sport Live
ITV Sport Highlights
United Kingdom Wales Rally GB BT Sport Live
ITV Sport Daily highlights on ITV4 and live coverage of Power Stage
S4C Highlights
Extreme E BBC Sport Live[69]
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,
F1 App All sessions live
Formula E BBC Sounds All sessions
Formula E App All sessions live

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT

Commentary on major fights involving British boxers

Boxing[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Television[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Television[edit]

Multi-disciplines events[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for multi-disciplines events (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Olympic Games BBC Sport and Eurosport Live until 2024
Paralympic Games Channel 4 Live until 2021[74]
Commonwealth Games BBC Sport Live in 2022[75]
World University Games Eurosport and The Olympic Channel Live
Youth Olympics BBC Sport Highlights
European Championships BBC Sport Live
Invictus Games BBC Sport Live[76]

Radio[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Television[edit]

  • UK Athletics major events: Live on BBC until 2020
  • London Marathon: Live on BBC until 2021
  • Great North Run: Live on BBC in 2019
  • 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
  • Brighton Marathon: Highlights on Channel 4
  • Manchester Marathon: Highlights on Channel 4
  • Manchester Half-Marathon: Highlights on Channel 4
  • Yorkshire Marathon: Highlights on Channel 4
  • British Athletics - Indoor Championships: Live on BBC
  • IAAF World Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF World Cross Country Championships: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF Diamond League: All international meetings live; 2 UK meetings live until 2020 with highlights of all meetings on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF World Relays: Live on BBC until 2023
  • IAAF Continental Cup: Live on BBC until 2023
  • Athletics World Cup: Live on Sky Sports in 2018
  • European Athletics Championships: Live on BBC and Eurosport until 2018
  • 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 YouTube and BBC until 2023
  • New York Marathon: Live on Eurosport; highlights on Premier Sports
  • Paris Marathon: Live on Eurosport
  • Amsterdam Marathon: Live on Eurosport
  • IPC Athletics World Championships: Live on Channel 4 until 2020[74]
  • IPC Athletics European Championships: Live on Channel 4 until 2020[74]
  • International Paralympic Committee - Grand Prix Final: Live on Channel 4 until 2020[74]

Radio[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for rugby league (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
Super League Sky Sports 80 live games per season until 2021[77]
BBC Sport Highlights until 2021[78]
RFL Championship Sky Sports Live until 2021
National Conference League Sky Sports 30 live games per season until 2021
Challenge Cup BBC Sport One live match from rounds one to five, two sixth round matches, two quarter-finals, two semi-finals and final live on BBC until 2020
Sky Sports One fifth round match, one sixth round match and two quarter-finals live until 2020
World Club Challenge Sky Sports Live until 2021
BBC Sport Highlights
Rugby League World Cup BBC Sport All 31 matches live in 2021[79]
Rugby League European Championship BBC Sport Live
National Rugby League Sky Sports Live
Rugby League State of Origin Sky Sports Live

Radio[edit]

  • BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

Over 70 live Super League commentaries per season and Challenge Cup commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra; reports on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

  • talkSPORT

Over 100 live Super League commentaries per season on talkSPORT & talkSPORT 2 until 2020; reports on talkSPORT

  • BBC Local Radio

Commentaries on Super League, Championship and Challenge Cup matches

  • Wireless Group

Commentary on Wigan and St Helens matches on Wish FM and Warrington and Widnes matches on Wire FM

Snooker[edit]

Television[edit]

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, Eurosport Live until 2026
English Open Eurosport, QUEST
Northern Ireland Open
Scottish Open
Snooker Shoot Out
World Snooker Tour Eurosport 18 tournaments live on each season until 2026 [80]
Champion of Champions ITV Live on ITV4
World Grand Prix
Players Championship
Tour Championship
Championship League

Horse racing[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Commentary on all major races with full coverage of Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National and The Derby[82]

5 Live commentary on The Grand National

Commentary on major meetings including Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot and The Derby on Talksport and Talksport 2

Equestrianism[edit]

Television[edit]

Darts[edit]

Television[edit]

Broadcasting contracts for darts (television)
Event Broadcaster Broadcast details
PDC World Darts Championship Sky Sports Live until 2025[84]
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 2020
European Championship ITV4 Live until 2020
Players Championship Finals ITV4 Live until 2020
The Masters ITV4 Live until 2020
World Series of Darts ITV4 Delayed coverage of five events; finals live
Champions League of Darts BBC Sport Live until 2019
  • BDO liquidated. [85]

Radio[edit]

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

Rowing[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Tour de France: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website

Swimming[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Triathlon[edit]

Television[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Television[edit]

Gridiron Football (American Football)[edit]

Television/Streaming[edit]

  • National Football League: TBD
  • NCAA College Football: Live on BT Sport ESPN and ESPN Player

Radio[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Television[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Television[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Television[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Television[edit]

Softball[edit]

Television[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

Television[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Television[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

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[edit]

Television[edit]

Netball[edit]

Television[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Television[edit]

Squash[edit]

Television[edit]

Bowls[edit]

Television[edit]

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

Table tennis[edit]

Television[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Television[edit]

Futsal[edit]

Television[edit]

Archery[edit]

Television[edit]

Handball[edit]

Television[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Television[edit]

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