Blocked broadcasting hours defined

The audiovisual and radio transmission regulations of UEFA member associations.

Article 48 of the UEFA Statutes deals with the audiovisual and radio transmission regulations of national associations.

Updated information 
As part of the service for national associations and their broadcasters, the UEFA legal affairs unit provides an updated list of the blocked broadcasting hours.

IX. Media: Audiovisual and radio transmissions

Article 48: Exclusive rights 
1. UEFA and the member associations shall have the exclusive rights to broadcast and use, as well as to authorise their broadcast or use by picture, sound or other data carriers of any kind (including data carriers that have yet to be developed), matches which come within their jurisdiction, either live or recorded, in whole or as excerpts.

Regulations
2. The UEFA Executive Committee shall issue regulations governing the implementation of these rights.

Pursuant to Article 8 of the regulations, and by taking into account the current exceptional circumstances, UEFA has lifted the “blocked hours” protection granted to the UEFA Member Associations for England, Scotland and Montenegro for the remainder of the 2019/20 season football season, following requests from the relevant National Associations as a result of measures taken in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article 48.2
Implementing regulations (Article 3)
Decision on blocked hours by the national associations
2019/20 seasons - all times CET
AssociationSaturdaySunday
England3 August - 31 August 2019
15:45 - 18:15

14 September - 5 October
2019
15:45 - 18:15

19 October - 9 November 2019
15:45 - 18:15

23 November - 28 December 2019
15:45-18:15

1 January - 21 March 2020
15:45 - 18:15

April - 9 May 2020
15:45 - 18:15
Scotland3 August - 2 May 2020
15:45 - 18:15

Excluding:
7 September 2019
12 October 2019
16 November 2019
4 January 2020
11 January 2020
28 March 2020
Montenegro3 August and 10 August 2019
17:00 - 19:30

24 August 2019
16:30 - 19:00

31 August 2019
15:30 - 18:00

14 September 2019
15:00 - 17:00

28 September 2019
14:30 - 17:00

5 October 2019
14:00 - 16:30

19 October, 26 October and 2 November 2019
13:00 - 15:30

9 November and 23 November 2019
12:30 - 15:00