European football championship is one of the biggest football tournaments of the world. In this championship, the world get to witness the game of some of the best teams of the world. This time, in 2020 edition, there has been a massive change in the plan of this football tournament. It is because this UEFA Euro Football 2021 will help in 12 countries in 12 different cities. Something like this has never happened in the history of this championship as usually the contest was conducted in 1-2 countries only. A total of 24 teams participate in this tournament and the good news is that the names 20 out of 24 teams that will participate are already out. Some of the biggest countries that will be participating in this football championship are Portugal, France, Germany and Belgium.
For the first time in the history of this tournament, Finland has qualified and they would be making their debut in this tournament which is starting from 12th June and will continue till 12th July. This one month championship becomes more special because of the participation of the countries which have already won the world cup in Football. These countries are Germany, France and Portugal.
Euro 2021 Live Broadcasters, TV Channels
One question that all the football lovers all across the world must be having is that where will this European Football Championship be broadcasted. The answer to this is that to watch the live action of all the matches, you just have to switch to BBC or ITV, if you are in England and Wales. Streaming the matches has never been easier than this time. The rights of broadcasting this time are not being given to the subscription based channels and hence most of the people across the world will be able to access the sports and that too free of cost.
If you are in Italy, then you will get to watch Euro 2021 Live stream all the games on RAI and some of the matches on Sky Italia. If you are not in Europe and are present in any other country, then also you will be able to catch all the live action of the European Football Championship as there are a lot of major broadcasters who have joined hands to telecast the matches of this grand sports event. Some of these are ESPN, Optus Sport, and Eleven Sports.
One of the popular sporting events of the year, UEFA Euro 2020 is all set to begin its extravaganza from 11th June to 11th July 2021. The championship is viewed by millions of viewers worldwide on Television sets and different streaming devices. Here in this article, we have covered in detailed Euro 2020 broadcasters, TV channels.
UEFA Euro 2020 Broadcasters, TV Rights & TV Channels Listing
Euro 2020 championship will be hosted in 12 different European cities London, Baku, Munich, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Rome, Dublin, Budapest, Bucharest, Bilbao, Glasgow, and Copenhagen. The event is comprised of a total of 51 matches and all the matches will be televised live on broadcasting channels as well on online streaming channels across the globe.
What channels broadcast Euro 2020?
Most of the Euro 2020 matches will be available live on two popular English channels BBC and ITV. All the matches in England from the group game will be covered on BBC and ITV. Also depending on England’s progress in the tournament, other TV channels are going to telecast the Euro 2020 matches.
Who will broadcast the Euro 2021?
BBC and ITV are the two channels to telecast live matches in the UK and its territories along with Russia. However, if you are not residing in the UK or its territories then you can enjoy the live coverage of the Euro 2020 competition on other channels. The majority of the Television channels will be free to air. Viewers from different countries have to pay a subscription fee to access the live matches of the tournament. Here is the list of the Euro 2020 Television channels.
Euro 2020 TV rights
Due to some restrictions, people from different countries might have to pay to enjoy live Euro 2020 matches. Most of the countries are going to air live matches for free.
UEFA rule states that games of the national team must be available for free to view. Also, residents from the participating country can enjoy the national team and their matches for free at the group and final stage. The rights for the Euro 2020 matches are expensive, where many broadcasters from different countries acquired the rights and viewers have to pay for the subscription.
Euro 2020 draw matches are available for viewers from different countries. BBC 2, Sky Sports Main event is going to telecast live matches in the United Kingdom. All the draw matches are available for free on BBC player, its website, or through Sky GO. Euro 2020 matches are also available worldwide on FIFA’s official website.
Where is it?
For the first time, the European Football Championship is going to take place in 12 different countries. These countries are:
1: London: It will conduct both the finals and the semi-finals along with the three group games and one-last 16 game.
2: Glasgow: It will conduct three group games and one last-16 games.
3, 4 and 5: Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Dublin: They will also conduct three group games and one last-16 games.
6, 7, 8, and 9: Munich, Rome, St. Petersburg and Baku: It will conduct three group games and one quarter final.
10, 11 and 12: Bucharest, Bilbao and Budapest: They will conduct three group games and one last 16 games each.
Why are the all the games all over the Europe?
This is one question which is being asked by a lot of people and it is no doubt a very genuine question because before this edition of this tournament it has always been either hosted by one country or by max 2 countries. The reason behind this is that this edition of European Football Championship is going to be the 60th edition of these games, and hence UFC was willing to conduct with a very high budget, but no country was there to take the complete responsibility of such high budgets, and hence the decision was made to distribute the expenses to all the 12 different countries. By this way, not only the tournament would become larger than ever, but also it would be much more cost effective to conduct it this way.
Will there be fan parks?
Fan parks are a great place to be at. The people who are unable to get the tickets of the matches or are living in the cities where there are no matches, then in that case these fan-parks come into the play. UEFA has already confirmed it that this time also they will be having a lot of fan parks all around the Europe. The people can visit these fan parks and there would be proper screening of the matches there and hence the people can enjoy the same feeling of the stadium through these fan parks. Some countries have also started revealing the locations of their fan parks for the upcoming European Football Championship.
Isn’t this all terrible for the environment?
Whenever a large event takes place, it always cause a lot of harm to the environment because of the increased demand of the resources and the increased production of the carbon footprints. It leads to a lot of havoc. But the management of UEFA has kept this point in their consideration already and hence they are already taking a lot of steps which are towards the benefit of the environment. These steps include planting 50,000 trees in all the countries which are going to conduct the matches. It will lead to the compensation to the harm caused to the environment because of this mega event. The planted trees would meet out the increased demand of the fresh air in the host countries. Also they are taking steps to reduce the pollution caused by the transportation of the teams and the people who will be travelling along with the teams.
With all these steps being taken, the tournament is arriving soon and we will all be able to see the best teams of the world competing against each other to win the prestigious title.