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BBC launch specific Euros iPlayer channel

The UK broadcaster have unveiled a comprehensive plan for Euro 2024

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has unveiled its extensive plans for the upcoming men’s Euro 2024 matches. The broadcaster is set to launch a dedicated iPlayer channel, providing sports fans with an immersive and comprehensive viewing experience.

The BBC will introduce a specific Euro 2024 iPlayer channel next month, just in time for the start of the tournament. This platform will not only broadcast live matches but also offer build-up content such as special features and classic matches from previous Euros tournaments.

In addition to broadcasting 27 live matches from the competition, viewers can look forward to, additional analysis, mini highlights, home nations camp reports, and new highlights programme "Euros Breakdown" with Alex Scott focusing on major games.

Philip Bernie, interim director of BBC Sport, said:

“BBC Sport is ready to deliver another highly anticipated football tournament at the start of what is an incredibly exciting summer of sport. With comprehensive unrivalled coverage and world class analysis of the Euros across TV, radio and online, fans can expect the very best from BBC Sport as the action unfolds in Germany. Across the whole summer we’ll be bringing people across the UK together as we showcase the best of British sporting storytelling."

Star-studded lineup for live broadcasts

For live broadcasts, Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Mark Chapman and Alex Scott will lead coverage from their studio in Berlin. They'll be joined by football legends like Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard, Cesc Fabregas and others including new faces Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart among others.

Commentary will come live from grounds around Germany with Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy and Martin Keown among those lending their voices alongside seasoned commentators like Guy Mowbray and Jonathan Pearce. Kelly Somers will report directly from England's camp while Eilidh Barbour covers Scotland’s activities.

BBC has secured rights to show England’s first two group games against Serbia on June 16th and Denmark on June 20th as well as Scotland’s group games against Switzerland on June 19th and Hungary on June 23rd. The broadcaster also holds first choice of quarter-finals coverage along with featuring current holder Italy's matches plus other key fixtures involving France vs Netherlands (June 21st), Spain, Belgium, Portugal and two group games featuring the host nation Germany.

For younger viewers, CBBC and iPlayer will air the Jamie Johnson Watchalong for England’s crucial second group game against Denmark on June 20th.

Accessible coverage with additional content

Highlights programmes hosted by Alex Scott and selected match replays will be available most evenings on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer. All live games will be shown linearly through BBC1 or BBC2 as well as iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. Highlights can also be accessed via the BBC Sport website and app.

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast will provide analysis, insight, behind-the-scenes interviews from across Germany during the tournament. The broadcaster has also announced documentaries including a film about Kylian Mbappe along with a special feature on Wayne Rooney titled "Rooney 2004: World At His Feet". This documentary reflects on Rooney's rise to international superstardom during Euro 2004 in Portugal. It is set to premiere on iPlayer on June 1st before airing on BBC1 at 10:30pm BST on June 15th.

With its comprehensive coverage plan for Euro 2024, the BBC aims to offer an engaging viewing experience that caters not only to sports fans but also sports betting enthusiasts who rely heavily upon such detailed insights for their wagering decisions.

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