Impressive global broadcast coverage of UEFA EURO 2016

28 matches to be streamed live on UEFA.com in Spain

UEFA will centrally produce the multilateral or ‘world’ feed and provide its broadcast partners with 16 dedicated feeds from each match
UEFA will centrally produce the multilateral or ‘world’ feed and provide its broadcast partners with 16 dedicated feeds from each match ©UEFA.com

UEFA is proud to have once again secured a truly global broadcast platform for the UEFA European Championship, with the 15th edition kicking off on Friday evening in Paris.

With the expanded final tournament format featuring 24 teams, the 51 matches to be played across four weeks will see an exceptionally strong broadcast line up. More than two billion viewers are expected to tune into UEFA EURO 2016 live matches, with each game attracting a live audience of more than 130 million viewers. The final is expected to attract a live audience of more than 300 million viewers.

Many of the world’s leading free-to-air broadcasters are joined by the very best specialist sports channels to provide football fans across the world with cutting edge coverage of the tournament. Traditional linear television broadcast supported by an unparalleled digital offering will enable fans across the globe to follow and enjoy UEFA EURO 2016 to the fullest. The complete list of UEFA EURO 2016 broadcast partners can be found here.

As was the case in 2012 and 2008, UEFA is taking the television production for UEFA EURO 2016 to a new level. As the host broadcaster, UEFA will centrally produce the multilateral or ‘world’ feed and provide its broadcast partners with 16 dedicated feeds from each match, an extensive catalogue of additional programming and all unilateral services and facilities delivered via the 17,000m2 International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Paris and at the ten venues. 36 live match cameras will be deployed at each stadium to capture the match as it unfolds and, for the first time at a EURO, eight matches - the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final - will also be produced in 4K UHD. UEFA will also ensure that broadcast partners and their audiences are able to access content from the tournament on more platforms and devices than ever before, including mobiles, tablets and smartwatches, as part of their long-term commitment to broadcast and technical innovation. 

A few highlights of the broadcast platform

• Record breaking audiences are expected in Asia, where the new 15.00 CET kick-off slot ensures that live matches will be shown prime time for the first time. In Thailand and China, for example, all 51 matches will be available on free-to-air television.

• In the Americas, ESPN, Globo and the free-to-air channels of Televideo Services will build on their 2012 experience to deliver the best possible coverage.

• In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 40 free-to-air television stations will complement the extensive pan-regional coverage offered by SuperSport. UEFA’s free-to-air broadcast partners will receive a centrally produced feed for 12 selected matches ensuring consistent and high quality free-to-air coverage across the continent.

• In the MENA region, beIN Sports will use its impressive 15 channel lineup to provide wall to wall coverage of UEFA EURO 2016.

• In Oceania, beIN Sports, TTN, Click TV and Sky New Zealand will provide the region with full access to the tournament and also ensure that selected matches are made available on a free-to-air basis.

• In Europe, long-term UEFA partners with in-depth experience of broadcasting the UEFA European Football Championship will once again provide their viewers with exceptional coverage, while UEFA will also be welcoming newcomers to the EURO broadcast family such as Dolce in Romania and Sky Italia.

• UEFA EURO 2016 host France will have three broadcast partners with beIN Sports showing all 51 matches, while free-to-air broadcasters TF1 and M6 combined will show 33 matches.


UEFA.com live streaming

In addition, UEFA.com will be bringing fans in Spain exclusive live streaming coverage of 28 selected matches on top of the 23 live matches shown by Mediaset Spain.

As was the case in 2012 and 2008, UEFA is taking the television production for UEFA EURO 2016 to a new level. As the host broadcaster, UEFA will centrally produce the multilateral or ‘world’ feed and provide its broadcast partners with 16 dedicated feeds from each match, an extensive catalogue of additional programming and all unilateral services and facilities delivered via the 17,000m2 International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Paris and at the ten venues. 36 live match cameras will be deployed at each stadium to capture the match as it unfolds and, for the first time at a EURO, eight matches - the opening match, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final - will also be produced in 4K UHD. UEFA will also ensure that broadcast partners and their audiences are able to access content from the tournament on more platforms and devices than ever before, including mobiles, tablets and smartwatches, as part of their long-term commitment to broadcast and technical innovation.

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