UK time is: 17:50:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

World Cup Still Allowed Free Charter

Eufa and Fifa had both challenged a ruling in the UK which allows terrestrial television to show these games without charging their viewers.

Here in the UK these two competitions are regarded as being amongst the 'crown Jewels' of sport, and thus are allowed on free to view television as against being shown on pay per view or subscription channels.

FIFA and UEFA argued that the ability of individual states to protect sporting events prevented them from selling TV rights to the highest bidder. The two governing bodies said there was no reason why fans in the UK should be able to watch these games for free.

At present both international tournaments are deemed to be of such significance that they receive the special status. All EU member states can choose to protect sporting and cultural events of important national interest, guaranteeing access to the widest possible TV audience.

This is the second decision by the European courts in a fortnight which could have a massive impact for UK football fans. Earlier this month the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that broadcasters who own the UK rights to Premier League football cannot stop customers watching foreign satellite feeds.

FIFA and UEFA now have two months to launch an appeal to the ECJ.

The UK`s protected sports events (aka "The Crown Jewels"):

* FA Cup final

* FIFA World Cup finals

* Olympic Games

* Rugby League Challenge Cup final

* Rugby World Cup final

* Scottish FA Cup final (in Scotland)

* The Grand National

* The Derby

* UEFA European Championship finals

* Wimbledon

For me this is good news as it shows the fat cats that they can not always get their way.



To read the article in full, click here




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 28 2011

Time: 9:50AM

Your Comments

It is good to know that we can still see the tournaments live on the normal tv.
sinner92
Good to see that the uk has actually won something for once. It only makes sense to me but I may still watch most on sky.
stellarnw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Southampton Confirm Chambers Move (Monday July 28 2014)

Wenger Confirms Chambers Capture? (Monday July 28 2014)

Chambers Set For Arsenal? (Saturday July 26 2014)

Bournemouth 0-1 Southampton (Saturday July 26 2014)

Reed Signs Four Year Deal (Friday July 25 2014)

Swindon Was Okay - Koeman (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Forster Offer Rejected? (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 40
2. scootch 2
3. Wayne Beale 2
4. SteveBish 1
5. amc335 1
6. David Smith 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

In the Hunt for a French Midfielder!
West Ham : 29/07/2014 17:39:00
No Fear Of The Future For Pantilimon.
Sunderland : 29/07/2014 17:37:00
United Losing Out on Dutch Defender!
Man Utd : 29/07/2014 17:33:00
Valencia is Now Officially a Hammer
West Ham : 29/07/2014 17:02:00
Lukaku Bound for Everton?
Chelsea : 29/07/2014 16:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Boruc 20%
Clyne 1%
Shaw 1%
Schneiderlin 1%
Fonte 3%
Lovren 5%
Cork 13%
Wanyama 7%
Lambert 32%
S Davis 5%
Lallana 9%
Sub - Gallagher 1%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 1%
Sub - Chambers 1%