Ofcom has today approved requests from the BBC and ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018, which takes place from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
As the World Cup is a ‘listed event’ Ofcom’s approval is needed for exclusive live coverage. The broadcasting rules which apply to listed events are set out in the Code on Sports and Other Listed and Designated Events.
Having secured Ofcom’s consent, television coverage of the tournament will be shared between the BBC and ITV. The majority of matches broadcast by the BBC will be shown on either BBC One or BBC Two, with some on BBC Four or the BBC One interactive stream. The BBC also has national live radio rights for all matches.
ITV will show most matches on its main channel with the remainder on ITV4.
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