UEFA confirm BBC & ITV will broadcast Euro 2016 & 2020

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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UEFA has hailed a “very positive agreement” for football fans in the United Kingdom after announcing free-to-air broadcasters BBC and ITV will show the next two European Championships.

The BBC made its own announcement regarding coverage of Euro 2016 and Euro 2020 over the weekend, and Thursday saw confirmation from the governing body that its long-term partners would once again split coverage of the next two tournaments.

With England, Wales and Northern Ireland having qualified for next summer’s competition in France and the multi-nation 2020 tournament stopping at both Hampden and Wembley, UEFA is pleased to continue reaching a terrestrial audience.

“We are delighted to reach an agreement with the UK’s leading free to air broadcasters ITV and BBC,” Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said.

“Both partners have in-depth experience of broadcasting the UEFA European Football Championship.

“Of course it is great news for English, Welsh and Northern Irish fans, who will be able to follow their respective teams’ performance at UEFA EURO 2016 in an unrivalled manner through BBC’s and ITV’s cutting edge coverage.

“Finally yet importantly, this deal adds to the coverage and in-tournament excitement for UEFA EURO 2020, where the UK will host a total seven matches: four in Glasgow and both semi-finals and the final taking place in London at Wembley.

“All in all, this is a very positive agreement for all football fans in the UK.”

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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