After the draw in Hamburg last Saturday for UEFA Euro 2024, the BBC and ITV have officially revealed their broadcast plans for next summer’s tournament in Germany, set to commence on Friday, 14 June.

The BBC is scheduled to broadcast England’s initial two group matches against Serbia (16 June) and Denmark (20 June) as Gareth Southgate’s squad embarks on their quest to surpass their performance in Euro 2020. Additionally, the BBC will cover Scotland’s group stage encounters against Switzerland (19 June) and Hungary (23 June) following an impressive qualifying campaign marked by only one loss.

Having the first pick of the quarter-finals, the BBC will showcase live matches featuring major European teams, including reigning champions Italy, the World Cup runners-up France facing the Netherlands (21 June), as well as Spain, Belgium, and Portugal. The BBC will also air two group stage matches featuring the host nation, Germany.

Should Wales secure a place through the playoffs, the BBC will extend its coverage to include their group stage clashes against France and the Netherlands.

Philip Bernie, Head of BBC Sport Content says: “With the UEFA European Championships, the Paris Olympics and Wimbledon all on the BBC next year, our summer of sport promises to be very memorable. In addition to live games featuring all the tournament favourites, we are very pleased to have two games each for England and Scotland in the group stages, and we hope to add two more for Wales if they qualify too. We’re proud that the BBC will once again bring audiences comprehensive coverage and analysis of the whole event across TV, radio and online, ensuring fans, wherever they are, can enjoy it all.”

ITV, on the other hand, has secured the rights to broadcast the tournament’s opening game between Germany and Scotland, and holds the first selection for the Round of 16 and semi-finals. Both BBC and ITV will jointly present coverage of the final.

Furthermore, ITV will cover England’s concluding group stage match against Slovenia and the winner of Play-off A, potentially Wales, against Austria in Group D on 21 June. ITV will also feature the highly anticipated early tournament clash between Spain, one of the favourites, and Italy, the defending champions. The Group stage coverage on ITV will encompass matches involving other top teams like France (against Austria on 17 June), Portugal (versus Turkey on 22 June), Croatia (against Spain on 15 June), and Belgium (versus Slovakia on 17 June).

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, says: “Following the draw, we can now begin to look forward to next summer’s Euros in Germany and we’re delighted to be able to bring viewers what should be a flying start to the tournament with the opening match between Scotland and the hosts. We have first picks of the Round of 16 and the Semi-finals and with England among the favourites, we hope to be able to bring viewers their biggest moments from what could be an historic tournament for them. We’ll be announcing our coverage plans in full in the lead-up to next June with the aim of bringing viewers the very best of Euro 2024.”

Televised games

DateMatchKick Off (BST)Broadcaster
14-JunGermany v Scotland8pmITV
15-JunHungary v Switzerland2pmITV
15-JunSpain v Croatia5pmITV
15-JunItaly v Albania8pmBBC
16-JunPlay-off Winner A* v Netherlands2pmBBC
16-JunSlovenia v Denmark5pmITV
16-JunSerbia v England8pmBBC
17-JunRomania v Play-off Winner B*2pmBBC
17-JunBelgium v Slovakia5pmITV
17-JunAustria v France8pmITV
18-JunTurkey v Play-off Winner C*5pmBBC
18-JunPortugal v Czech Republic8pmBBC
19-JunCroatia v Albania2pmITV
19-JunGermany v Hungary 5pmBBC
19-JunScotland v Switzerland8pmBBC
20-JunSlovenia v Serbia2pmITV
20-JunDenmark v England5pmBBC
20-JunSpain v Italy 8pmITV
21-JunSlovakia v Play-off winner B*2pmBBC
21-JunPlay-off Winner A* v Austria5pmITV
21-JunNetherlands v France8pmBBC
22-JunPlay-off Winner C* v Czech Republic2pmBBC
22-JunTurkey v Portugal 5pmITV
22-JunBelgium v Romania 8pmITV
23-JunSwitzerland v Germany 8pmBBC
23-JunScotland v Hungary 8pmBBC
24-JunAlbania v Spain8pmBBC
24-JunCroatia v Italy8pmBBC
25-JunNetherlands v Austria5pmBBC
25-JunFrance v Play-off Winner A*5pmBBC
25-JunEngland v Slovenia8pmITV
25-JunDenmark v Serbia8pmITV
26-JunSlovakia v Romania5pmBBC
26-JunPlay-off Winner B* v Belgium5pmBBC
26-JunPlay-off Winner C* v Portugal 8pmITV
26-JunCzech Republic v Turkey 8pm ITV

*= Playoffs

  • Path A: Wales, Finland, Poland or Estonia
  • Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Israel or Iceland
  • Path C: Georgia, Luxembourg, Greece or Kazakhstan