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UK government seeks sports digital rights protection in listed events tweaks

BBC Sport presenter Alex Scott stands next to FA Cup trophy (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The UK government is pursuing alterations to the country’s listed events legislation to ensure that streaming rights are protected in future sports rights agreements.

Having this week announced the addition of the Fifa Women’s World Cup and the Uefa Women’s European Championship to the ‘crown jewels’ list – events that must be shown on free-to-air television – the government is looking to engineer more change.

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