TV schedule for Euro 2012 announced

 

England's opening group game of Euro 2012 against France on June 11 will be screened on ITV, it was announced today.

ITV will also show England's final group game against Ukraine on June 19 while the BBC will show the match against Sweden on June 15, both semi-finals and have first pick of the quarter-finals.

Both broadcasters will screen the final - the tournament is not being screened on satellite or cable television as it remains a 'listed event' in Britain reserved for free-to-air TV.

ITV will also show two of the Republic of Ireland's group games, against Croatia on June 10 and Spain on June 14. The BBC will show the Republic's final group match against Italy on June 18.

Philip Bernie, BBC head of TV sport, said: "We are very happy with the live matches on BBC One, as they give us a strong climax to the event, with both semi-finals, as well as England's quarter-final if they progress.

"We also have some very appetising group games, including England's second match, against Sweden, in peak time, Ireland's final match, against Italy, and heavyweight clashes between the Netherlands and Germany and Germany and Portugal."

ITV's controller of sport Niall Sloane said: "I'm delighted that ITV has secured an outstanding selection of games through the tournament, which includes England's opening game against France as well as a potential peak time group decider against hosts Ukraine.

"ITV1 will also be the home of some terrific clashes between the top teams in Europe including Spain v Ireland, Spain v Italy, Portugal v Holland and Ireland v Croatia."

Group games:

June 8: Poland v Greece (BBC), Russia v Czech Republic (ITV)

June 9: Holland v Denmark (BBC), Germany v Portugal (BBC)

June 10: Spain v Italy (ITV), Republic of Ireland v Croatia (ITV)

June 11: France v England (ITV), Ukraine v Sweden (BBC)

June 12: Greece v Czech Republic (ITV), Poland v Russia (ITV)

June 13: Denmark v Portugal (ITV), Holland v Germany (BBC)

June 14: Italy v Croatia (BBC), Spain v Republic of Ireland (ITV)

June 15: Ukraine v France (ITV), Sweden v England (BBC)

June 16: Greece v Russia (BBC), Poland v Czech Republic (BBC)

June 17: Portugal v Holland (ITV), Denmark v Germany (ITV)

June 18: Croatia v Spain (BBC), Italy v Republic of Ireland (BBC)

June 19: Sweden v France (ITV), England v Ukraine (ITV)

Knock-out stages Quarter-finals (June 21, 22, 23, 24) - BBC have first and fourth picks, ITV have second and third.

Semi-finals (June 27 & 28) - BBC Final (July 1) - BBC and ITV

PA

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor