Consultation: Listed Events – Six Nations 2022-2024

  • Start: 07 December 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 January 2022

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Men’s Six Nations Rugby Union Championships for 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Six Nations matches involving home countries are designated as Group B Listed Events. In accordance with section 101 of the Broadcasting Act 1996, Ofcom’s consent is required for a broadcaster to provide exclusive live television coverage.

Home matches of England, Ireland, France and Italy will be broadcast on Channel 3 (ITV, STV, UTV), while home matches of Wales and Scotland will air on either BBC One or BBC Two. In addition, the BBC has national radio rights for all Six Nations matches.

We are provisionally minded to approve the requests, subject to responses to the consultation from interested parties, which must be submitted by 5pm on 7 January 2022.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 48.6 KB).

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