UEFA Euro 2012 on ITV and BBC
Monday, 12 December 2011
UEFA announced today the appointment of the BBC and ITV as the official broadcasters of UEFA EURO 2012 in the United Kingdom.
All 31 matches will be transmitted live across BBC and ITV. The broadcasters will further exploit all 31 matches via their respective internet and mobile platforms.
A daily highlights programme will also be shown on each match day during the tournament and the BBC has the right to provide extensive coverage of the competition across its radio channels.
Commenting on the agreement, Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director of UEFA Events SA, said: "UEFA is delighted to continue its relationship with the BBC and ITV, our traditional broadcast partners for the UEFA European Championships. We look forward to working with the UK's leading free-to-air broadcasters and are convinced that they will provide fans in the UK with an exceptional depth of coverage of the tournament across all media platforms.”
The BBC and ITV also confirmed the full split of matches between the two broadcasters across the tournament.
The broadcasters will show a total of 16 matches each including the final, which will be broadcast by both ITV and the BBC.
Niall Sloane, ITV Controller of Sport said: “Major events such as the Euro 2012 Championships have huge significance for our viewers and attract some of the biggest audiences on television. I’m delighted that ITV has secured an outstanding selection of games through the tournament, which includes England’s opening game against France as well as a potential peak time group decider against hosts Ukraine.
“ITV1 will also be the home of some terrific clashes between the top teams in Europe including Spain v Ireland, Spain v Italy, Portugal v Holland and Ireland v Croatia.”
Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport said: "The BBC is delighted to be showing the UEFA European Football Championship, a huge football event, which, along with the London Olympics, should ensure a fantastic sporting summer for BBC viewers.
"We are very happy with the live matches on BBC1, as they give us a strong climax to the event, with both semi finals, as well as England's quarter final if they progress. We also have some very appetising group games, including England's second match, against Sweden, in peak time, Ireland's final match, against Italy, and heavyweight clashes between Holland and Germany and Germany and Portugal."
Euro 2012 BBC/ITV Split
Poland v Greece 1700 Warsaw (BBC)
Russia v Czech 1945 Wroclaw (ITV)
ITV and BBC
Holland v Denmark 1700 Kharkiv
Germany v Portugal 1945 Lviv
Spain v Italy 1700 Gdansk
Ireland v Croatia 1945 Poznan
France v England 1700 Donetsk
Ukraine v Sweden 1945 Kiev
Greece v Czech 1700 Wroclaw
Poland v Russia 1945 Warsaw
Denmark v Portugal 1700 Lviv
Holland v Germany 1945 Kharkiv
Italy v Croatia 1700 Poznan
Spain v Ireland 1945 Gdansk
Ukraine v France 1700 Donetsk
Sweden v England 1945 Kiev
Greece v Russia 1945 Warsaw
Poland v Czech 1945 Wroclaw
Portugal v Holland 1945 Kharkiv
Denmark v Germany 1945 Lviv
Coatia v Spain 1945 Gdansk
Italy v Ireland 1945 Poznan
Sweden v France 1945 Kiev
England v ukraine 1945 Donetsk
Winner A v Runner B 1945 Warsaw
BBC has QF picks 1 and 4 and ITV has QF picks 2 and 3
Winner B v Runner A 1945 Gdansk
Winner C v Runner D 1945 Donetsk
Winner D v Runner C 1945 Kiev
W25 v W27 Donetsk
W26 v W28 Warsaw
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