Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2016 (‘the Event’). This will take place in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016, and comprises a total of 51 matches. ITV and the BBC will be sharing coverage of the Event.
This is a Group A Listed Event under the Broadcasting Act 1996. The rules which apply are set out in the Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events.
In accordance with section 101 of the Broadcasting Act 1996, Ofcom’s consent is needed for exclusive live coverage of these events. Any comments that interested parties would like to make should be sent to Ofcom at the address below, by e-mail or in writing. Unless confidentiality is requested, all such comments will be available to view on Ofcom's website after the consultation has closed.
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA (email: Matthew.Bourne@ofcom.org.uk).
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