ITV & BBC to Split UEFA EURO 2020 Coverage


ITV and the BBC are both set to broadcast matches during next summer’s EURO 2020 tournament, which will be held across 12 countries to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Championship.

ITV will show the two evening England group stage games, as well as the competitions between Wales and Italy on June 21, France and Germany on June 16, Portugal and Germany on June 20 and Belgium’s matches against Russia and Denmark, to be played on June 13 and June 18, respectively. ITV also has first-pick for the semifinal stage.

The BBC will show England’s opening group game and Wales’s group fixtures against Switzerland and Turkey. The BBC has first-choice in the round of 16 and in the quarterfinal stage. Both BBC and ITV will show the final.

Niall Sloane, ITV director of sport, said: “ITV will be bringing to viewers comprehensive live coverage of some of the biggest matches in what promises to be a special tournament. EURO 2020 looks set to dominate next summer with so many matches being played in Britain and Ireland and the involvement of England, Wales and hopefully more home nations. Our team is looking forward to offering viewers all the action and expert insight across TV, online and social media to make the most of what promises to be a memorable tournament.”

Philip Bernie, BBC head of TV sport, said: “This is a strong selection of games for the BBC, that takes in England and Wales’ opening fixtures, and the first two knock-out games that both these home countries would play. Away from the home nations, we’re delighted to be able to show viewers key games for some of the giants of European football. The BBC will once again be committed to delivering a 24/7 service to our audiences across TV, radio and online ensuring every key moment is unmissable.”