Channel 4 to show Women’s Euro 2017

Free-to-air channel replaces BBC as broadcaster of soccer tournament.

16 November 2016 George Dudley
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Channel 4 has secured the broadcast rights in the UK to Uefa’s 2017 Women's European Championship, the quadrennial international women's soccer tournament. 

Under the terms of the deal, the free-to-air broadcaster will show most of the major games and all of the matches featuring England and Scotland. The tournament will be the first live international soccer event to be shown on the channel. 

Channel 4 outbid rival channel the BBC but the financial terms of the agreement were not released.  

“We’re thrilled to have secured the 2017 Uefa Women’s Euros on Channel 4,” said Stephen Lyle, Channel 4’s commissioning editor for sport. “With Scotland there for the first time and England’s Lionesses at the top of their game, I believe this tournament is going to be one of the sporting highlights of the summer.”

The 2017 tournament opens on 16th July with the host nation, the Netherlands, taking on Norway.

Channel 4 has secured the broadcast rights in the UK to Uefa’s 2017 Women's European Championship, the quadrennial international women's soccer tournament. 

Under the terms of the deal, the free-to-air broadcaster will show most of the major games and all of the matches featuring England and Scotland. The tournament will be the first live international soccer event to be shown on the channel. 

Channel 4 outbid rival channel the BBC but the financial terms of the agreement were not released.  

“We’re thrilled to have secured the 2017 Uefa Women’s Euros on Channel 4,” said Stephen Lyle, Channel 4’s commissioning editor for sport. “With Scotland there for the first time and England’s Lionesses at the top of their game, I believe this tournament is going to be one of the sporting highlights of the summer.”

The 2017 tournament opens on 16th July with the host nation, the Netherlands, taking on Norway.