Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and Discovery Networks for consent to broadcast live coverage of the Wimbledon Championships for 2016 - 2020.
The Wimbledon Championships Finals and Non-Finals play are, respectively, Group A and Group B listed sporting events under the Broadcasting Act 1996. The rules which apply are set out in the Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events.
The BBC and Discovery will be sharing coverage of the Wimbledon Championships. The BBC will broadcast live coverage and highlights of Finals and Non-Finals play on BBC One and BBC Two, which are qualifying services, and additionally on their radio services (including BBC Five Live) and interactive streams. Discovery will broadcast live coverage and highlights of the Finals and Non-Finals play on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, which are non-qualifying services, and additionally on their interactive streams.
In accordance with section 101 of the Broadcasting Act 1996, Ofcom's consent is needed. 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.
Listed Events - Broadcast Licensing
2a Southwark Bridge Road
The consultation closes on 15 June 2016.
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