Article 79 Media access - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

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Competition Regulations
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Clubs
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UWCL
FullSeasonYears
2021/22
EnforcementDate
1 May 2021
79.01

The host club is responsible for organising a media accreditation system (accreditation cards, bibs, etc.) and for delivering the relevant accreditations to all media representatives:

  • written press;

  • photographers;

  • audiovisual rights holders;

  • audiovisual non-rights holders.

79.02

Photographers may work behind the advertising boards along the goal lines and, if space allows, along the touchline opposite the team benches. Photographers may only change ends at half-time or, if applicable, during the interval before the start of extra time and before kicks from the penalty mark.

79.03

Photographers may attend the pre- and post-match press conferences, space permitting.

79.04

No media representatives are allowed to go on to the field of play before, during or after the match, with the exception of the camera crew covering the team line-ups at the start of the match and up to two camera crews of the host broadcaster filming after the end of the match, including extra time and kicks from the penalty mark. The same applies to the tunnel and dressing-room area, with the exception of the pre-defined super-flash and flash interview positions, pre- and post-match indoor studio presentations and a camera of the host broadcaster filming the following activities:

  1. team arrivals as far as the dressing-room area (more than one camera may be used for this);

  2. players in the tunnel just before entering the field for the pre-match warm-up and for the start of the first and second halves;

  3. players returning from the field after the pre-match warm-up.

79.05

A limited number of photographers, cameramen and production staff of the audiovisual rights holders – all equipped with the appropriate pitch-access accreditation – are allowed in the area between the boundaries of the field of play and the spectators (see Annex F).

79.06

Subject to the prior agreement of the club, one host broadcaster camera and UEFA, may enter the dressing room of each club before the match to film the players' shirts and equipment. The host broadcaster may also conduct a brief presentation with its main reporter or presenter in the home club's dressing room, subject to the home club's prior agreement. The main visiting broadcaster may conduct one brief presentation in the away club's dressing room, subject to the prior agreement of the away club. This filming is organised by UEFA and must be completed well before the arrival of the players.

79.07

Accredited non-rights holders have access to the press conferences and training sessions on the day before each match, as well as the post-match press conferences and mixed zone. Non-rights holders may also, if space permits, be allocated seats without desks in the media sector of the main stand. On entering the stadium, cameras and any other recording or broadcasting equipment belonging to audiovisual non-rights holders must be deposited in a secure location. Such equipment may only be retrieved after the match, including any extra time and kicks from the penalty mark.

79.08

A position in the main stand should be foreseen for a camera crew from each team to conduct technical filming. Generally they should be in a central position or a position agreed by the teams and the local press officer.