Blocked broadcasting hours defined

The audiovisual and radio transmission regulations of UEFA member associations.

A TV camera position at the Olympiastadion in Munich
A TV camera position at the Olympiastadion in Munich ©Sportsfile

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.

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 season – all times CET