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Broadcasting of Wales’ rugby Autumn Internationals

EDM (Early Day Motion) 549: tabled on 20 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern following the announcement that live coverage of Wales' rugby Autumn International fixtures will not be available on terrestrial television for the first time ever; notes that sport should belong to everyone, not just those who can afford it; further notes the significant role that Welsh language broadcasting of live sport plays in promoting the language and in particular as a gateway for learners; and calls on the Government to address the disappearance of culturally significant live sporting events from free to air television by granting the Autumn Internationals, Six Nations Championship and international football matches Category A status, under the Broadcasting Act 1996.