ESPN Acquires 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Football Championship Broadcast Rights

ESPN Acquires 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Football Championship Broadcast Rights

ESPN signed an agreement with the Association of European Football Associations (UEFA) to acquire the media rights to the UEFA European Championship in 2012 and 2016.

ESPN will be the exclusive home in the United States in all languages ​​for UEFA EURO 2012 and UEFA EURO 2016, hosting Europe’s best national teams taking part in some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments.

The deal expands ESPN’s relationship with UEFA, the governing body of European soccer associations, and serves as the US television and digital home of UEFA EURO 2008. ESPN received high praise in 2008 for its coverage of a very popular event. Among the American public. More than 41 million US viewers watched UEFA EURO 2008 live on ESPN.

UEFA EURO 2012 will take place in Poland and Ukraine from Friday 8 June to Sunday 1 July, with a total of 31 matches featuring 16 of Europe’s best teams. Four years later, the field will feature 51 matches against 24 teams at UEFA EURO 2016 in France.

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Event SA Marketing Director, said: “With the significant increase in interest in soccer in the United States, ESPN certainly provides excellent visibility of the UEFA national team tournament with promotional opportunities and of programming. These long-term partnerships demonstrate the strength of the EURO as a global product and work with ESPN. I promised to strengthen it in the future.”

UEFA EURO 2012 will continue to host the unprecedented ESPN Soccer World Event in 2006-2014 each summer: 3 FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014), 2 Women’s World Cups (2007, 2011), two FIFA Confederations Cups (2009, 2013) and two UEFA European Championships (2008, 2012).

ESPN has also acquired the rights to several UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches, which will start in September 2010 and end in November 2011. Some matches include home matches to Spain, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Combine it with Italy, Portugal, England, Ireland and Scotland.


Television and radio rights

  • Combine ESPN and ESPN2 for live coverage of every game (31 in 2012, 51 and more in 2016) in high definition. Additional coverage includes pre-game, halftime and post-game shows, game day news and highlights, unlimited replays across all networks and media platforms, and magazine shows.
  • ESPN Deportes: the exclusive Spanish-language network for UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016 matches in the US and extensive studio programming such as Sports Center, Fuera de Juego.
  • Exclusive radio rights for ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio or through regional sublicense.

Additional UEFA events

  • and ESPN Deportes will host the ESPN European Under-21 Championship in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
  • 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship on and ESPN Deportes.

Scott Guglielmino, ESPN’s senior vice president of programming and gaming for X, said: The success of the 2008 UEFA European Championship Brand tournament in the United States has proven that this is a must-see event. Thanks to the live 해외축구중계 of the EURO throughout the site, fans can access this unique event anytime, anywhere. “

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