Eurosport nets Euro 2012 package

Broadcaster Eurosport has acquired a package of rights for delayed coverage of the upcoming Uefa European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Broadcaster Eurosport has acquired a package of rights for delayed coverage of the upcoming Uefa European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

The deal with European soccer’s governing body Uefa covers all 31 matches of the showpiece tournament, which runs from 8th June to 1st July. Eurosport will broadcast all matches in standard and high definition on its Eurosport and Eurosport 2 channels in 58 European countries.

The broadcaster will also air the ‘Euro 2012 Show’, a 30-minute daily show featuring reviews and analysis from a panel of pundits that includes Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez.

In addition to delayed coverage of Euro 2012, Eurosport pre-tournament offering includes a countdown show and highlights from friendly matches played by the 16 participating teams between 26th May and 2nd June.