The BBC and ITV have secured the UK free-to-air broadcast rights to both UEFA Euro 2024 and UEFA Euro 2028.
For viewers, this means the current arrangement, whereby the BBC and ITV divide coverage of major men’s football events between them, will continue for at least another six years.
UEFA Euro 2024, hosted by Germany, will see 24 teams compete across 51 matches during the tournament, with the hosts and format for UEFA Euro 2028 still to be announced.
Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport, says:
“The BBC has proven time and again that we have the ability to bring the biggest sporting events to the widest audience. The previous UEFA European Championships were a huge success so we’re delighted that we’ve completed this deal for the next two tournaments that we hope will provide even more memorable moments for viewers.”
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, says:
“This deal keeps the Euros available on free to air television for viewers for the coming years. Having delivered the biggest ever UK single channel football audience of 27.6 million at last year’s Euros, for England’s semi-final victory over Denmark, we’re looking forward to bringing to the widest audiences the very best coverage of tournaments that have such broad appeal.”
Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director, UEFA added:
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with ITV and the BBC. Each partner brings in-depth knowledge and expertise to the broadcasting of the UEFA European Football Championship and we look forward to the extensive and excellent coverage for the fans across the UK.”