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World Cup games to remain on free-to-air TV in the UK

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World Cup games to remain on free-to-air TV in the UK Empty World Cup games to remain on free-to-air TV in the UK

Post by David Tails Thu 17 Feb - 12:25

The European General Court (EGC) has ruled that UK football fans can continue to watch major events on free-to-air TV in future.

Fifa and Uefa had challenged a decision allowing the UK government to designate the World Cup and European Championships as free-to-watch events.

Both are on the UK list of "protected" events of national sporting importance.

The EGC now says an EU member state can prohibit the exclusive broadcast of games at these two events on pay-TV.

The court also dismissed Fifa's action against Belgium showing all World Cup matches on free-to-air TV in that country.

Fifa and Uefa had argued the current set-up interfered with their ability to sell television rights at the best price


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I have to be honest; this is the first I've heard about FIFA/UEFA challenging this. Delighted to see the courts making the right decision! thumbsup

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