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Where Can You Access Coverage Of Euro 2016

December 14, 2015

- Grant Whittington

Football fans tend to look forward to major international tournaments, and there are two key reasons for this. Firstly, such tournaments usually brings the world’s best players together in a single competition, creating incredible levels of quality and tension that often outshine even the best domestic leagues from across the globe.

Secondary to this is television coverage, as tournaments such as the World Cup and European Champions are usually shown on terrestrial channels in more than 200 nations. Given the fact that fans of the English Premier League are used to subscription channels such as BSkyB and BT Sport monopolising domestic top-flight action, this creates a welcome change of pace and makes football a universal game once again.

Where Can You catch Next Summer’s Euros?

With this in mind, it is important for British viewers to note that next summer’s European Championship finals in France will be broadcast exclusively across BBC and ITV channels. These two giants of terrestrial TV, who once dominated both domestic and international football in the UK, recently thrashed out a deal to share live coverage of all 51 matches from Euro 2016 and the 2020 tournament (which will be held at various venues across Europe).

This deal also includes highlights packages, while there are also provisions for catch-up television on digital channels and devices. Full radio coverage has also been given to BBC Radio Five Live and Five Live Extra, so there will multiple opportunities for fans from across the UK to enjoy what is sure to be an incredible spectacle. This is especially true when you consider that is the first European Championship finals to feature 24 teams, which adds huge diversity to the tournament and increases the level of drama accordingly.

2016 & 2020: What Can Fans Expect?

With these points in mind, next years’ Euro finals in France promise to be the most exciting and popular yet. The clamour is likely to grow even further in 2020, with the ground-breaking Pan-European tournament taking in 13 countries and engaging fans across the continent. Whatever happens, however, football fans in the UK can rest assured that terrestrial television has them covered when it comes to major international football.

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