Badminton 2022 NOT to be shown on BBC

Badminton Horse Trials is running from 4th – 8th May 2022. It will be three years since the competition was last held in 2019 due to the 2020 and 2021 fixtures being cancelled due to Covid.

In the past Badminton Horse Trials has had its own livestream as well as BBC red button coverage. This year the livestream is now behind a paywall and the BBC will not be showing the full day of cross-country for free on Saturday on its red button service. In order to watch the full competition, including the horse inspections fans will have to pay for the Badminton TV streaming service. A two hour highlights and final results show will be broadcasted on the Sunday on the BBC.

Event Director Jane Tuckwell said “We know how much our loyal followers all over the world enjoy following every single aspect of the competition, whether spectating on event or at home, so we hope Badminton TV will be a great addition to everyone’s enjoyment. We are excited about this new venture, brought to you by the Badminton TV production team who have provided the BBC coverage for many years and are looking forward to entertaining a worldwide audience with the highest standards of production.”

The Badminton TV packages, which will be available live and on demand worldwide, are on sale now for £14.99, as of 1st April the cost will be rising to £19.99. UK viewers will also be able to watch the highlights and final day on the BBC.