ITV and BBC announce Euros 2024 coverage schedule


ITV and BBC announce Euros 2024 coverage schedule

  • Tournament to kick-off on ITV with Germany v Scotland
  • ITV has first picks for Round of 16 And Semi-Finals
  • ITV to show England V Slovenia Final Group Match

ITV and the BBC have revealed their coverage plans for the 2024 UEFA European Championship, following Saturday’s draw for the tournament.

UK television coverage of the tournament will kick-off on ITV [and STV in Scotland] on 14 June with exclusive live coverage of the opening match between hosts Germany and Scotland in Munich.  ITV will show England’s final Group game against Slovenia and will have picks one, two and three of the Round of 16 as well as first pick of the Semi-finals.

ITV will also cover the winner of Play-off A, which could be Wales, against Austria, in Group D on 21 June.

ITV will show what is likely to be one of the most anticipated early tournament games - the Group B match between Spain, who are among the favourites, and Italy, the holders.  ITV’s Group stage coverage includes games featuring many pundits’ favourites, France [against Austria on 17 June] as well as other heavy-hitters in Portugal [v Turkey on 22 June], Croatia [v Spain on 15 June] and Belgium [v Slovakia on 17 June].

Moving into the knockout rounds, ITV will have the first three picks, plus the fifth and seventh picks from the Round of 16 ties, the second and fourth Quarter-final picks and first pick of the Semi-finals.  Both ITV and the BBC will show the Final.  

All ITV games will be shown on ITV, ITVX, STV and STV Player.

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said:

“Following the draw, we can now begin to look forward to next summer’s Euros in Germany and we’re delighted to be able to bring viewers what should be a flying start to the tournament with the opening match between Scotland and the hosts. We have first picks of the Round of 16 and the Semi-finals and with England among the favourites, we hope to be able to bring viewers their biggest moments from what could be an historic tournament for them.  We’ll be announcing our comprehensive coverage plans in full in the lead-up to next June with the aim of bringing viewers the very best of Euro 2024.”

The BBC will show England’s first two group games against Serbia (16 June) and Denmark (20 June) and  Scotland’s group games against Switzerland (19 June) and Hungary  (23 June).

The BBC also have first choice of the Quarter-finals and will also show live games featuring some of the biggest teams in Europe including Italy, World Cup runners-up France versus the Netherlands (21 June), Spain, Belgium and Portugal plus two group games featuring the hosts Germany.

Should Wales qualify from the playoffs, the BBC will also broadcast their group games against France and the Netherlands.

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport says:

“With the UEFA European Championships, the Paris Olympics and Wimbledon all on the BBC next year, our summer of sport promises to be very memorable. In addition to live games featuring all the tournament favourites, we are very pleased to have two games each for England and Scotland in the group stages, and we hope to add two more for Wales if they qualify too. We’re proud that the BBC will once again bring audiences comprehensive coverage and analysis of the whole event across TV, radio and online, ensuring fans, wherever they are, can enjoy it all.”

ITV’s Euro 2024 coverage adds to a portfolio of first-class Sport events, which also includes Six Nations rugby, England Men football international qualifiers, Nations League and friendly matches, England Women football matches, the FA Cup, EFL highlights including the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and the EFL Trophy, La Liga, the Tour de France, the NFL, the Investec Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership Rugby and, in motorsport, Extreme E, British Touring Car Championships and MotoGP, SailGP, plus major competitions in snooker and darts.

Euro 2024 – Group stage game split -Televised games

Date       Match      Kick Off (BST)     Broadcaster

14-Jun    Germany v Scotland    8pm    ITV
15-Jun    Hungary v Switzerland    2pm    ITV
15-Jun    Spain v Croatia    5pm    ITV
15-Jun    Italy v Albania    8pm    BBC
16-Jun    Play-off Winner A* v Netherlands    2pm    BBC
16-Jun    Slovenia v Denmark    5pm    ITV
16-Jun    Serbia v England    8pm    BBC
17-Jun    Romania v Play-off Winner B*    2pm    BBC
17-Jun    Belgium v Slovakia    5pm    ITV
17-Jun    Austria v France    8pm    ITV
18-Jun    Turkey v Play-off Winner C*    5pm    BBC
18-Jun    Portugal v Czech Republic    8pm    BBC
19-Jun    Croatia v Albania    2pm    ITV
19-Jun    Germany v Hungary    5pm    BBC
19-Jun    Scotland v Switzerland    8pm    BBC
20-Jun    Slovenia v Serbia    2pm    ITV
20-Jun    Denmark v England    5pm    BBC
20-Jun    Spain v Italy    8pm    ITV
21-Jun    Slovakia v Play-off winner B*    2pm    BBC
21-Jun    Play-off Winner A* v Austria    5pm    ITV
21-Jun    Netherlands v France    8pm    BBC
22-Jun    Play-off Winner C* v Czech Republic    2pm    BBC
22-Jun    Turkey v Portugal    5pm    ITV
22-Jun    Belgium v Romania    8pm    ITV
23-Jun    Switzerland v Germany    8pm    BBC
23-Jun    Scotland v Hungary    8pm    BBC
24-Jun    Albania v Spain    8pm    BBC
24-Jun    Croatia v Italy    8pm    BBC
25-Jun    Natherlands v Austria    5pm    BBC
25-Jun    France v Play-off Winner A*    5pm    BBC
25-Jun    England v Slovenia    8pm    ITV
25-Jun    Denmark v Serbia    8pm    ITV
26-Jun    Slovakia v Romania    5pm    BBC
26-Jun    Play-off Winner B* v Belgium    5pm    BBC
26-Jun    Play-off Winner C* v Portugal    8pm    ITV
26-Jun    Czech Republic v Turkey    8pm    ITV

*= Playoffs

Path A: Wales, Finland, Poland or Estonia
Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Israel or Iceland

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