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Six Nations Rugby broadcasting rights

EDM (Early Day Motion) 235A1: tabled on 03 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Kevin Brennan on 02 March 2020. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

In line 6 to leave out the word "particularly".

Original motion text

That this House notes press reports that rugby union's Six Nations tournament could be put behind a TV pay wall after decades on free to air public broadcasting services; believes the annual tournament should be placed in the Government's Category A of sporting events which must be made available live on free-to-air platforms; recognises that the Six Nations, which began in 1883 as the Home Nations, is one of the oldest and most historic sports tournaments in the world with a special place in the sporting and social culture of Ireland, Scotland, England and particularly Wales; notes the large TV audiences which this year's tournament has already attracted on terrestrial TV with a peak of seven million viewers watching the opening weekend's fixtures accounting for an audience share of 41 per cent; considers the generations of young people who have been inspired to take up the sport after watching the tournament on terrestrial television; and calls on all interested parties to ensure that the Six Nations remains on free to air TV.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.