Channel 4 Scores England’s European Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League


Channel 4 has secured the rights to show England’s matches in the UEFA Nations League, European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2024 and International Friendlies.

The agreement ensures that all England matches will be shown live on free-to-air television in the U.K. until 2024. And it will be the first time England UEFA Nations League games will be on free-to-air television. In total, Channel 4 will broadcast 20 live England matches between 2022 and 2024.

Six England games will be shown live on Channel 4 this year, starting with the match against Hungary on June 4, Germany on June 7 and Italy on June 11. This will be the first time that live coverage of the men’s national team will have featured on Channel 4.

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said: “As a lifelong committed football fan, I am personally so delighted that we have these matches on the channel, which further reinforce our reputation as a top-quality sport broadcaster, having been named Sports Network of the Year at this year’s British Sports Journalism Awards.”

Channel 4’s chief content officer, Ian Katz, said: “After bringing some of the biggest sporting moments of last year to the nation, I’m delighted that Channel 4 will be airing so many mouth-watering England matches on free-to-air television.

“This deal shows Channel 4 can compete for some of the biggest properties in sport and will bring substantial new audiences to our award-winning slate of original programming.”

Channel 4’s head of sport, Pete Andrews, said: “England matches against Germany are always an exciting prospect, and I’m sure the team will be keen to set the record straight against Italy after the defeat in the final of the UEFA EURO.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have secured this deal with UEFA, and I’m sure England fans will be looking forward to the summer with great anticipation.”