BBC to broadcast UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 England games

In a highly eventful few days for the British public broadcaster that have also seen it take on broadcast rights relating to the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the BBC has announced that it is to broadcast all of England’s UEFA European Women’s Championship Games when the team heads to Sweden next summer.

The deal will see live coverage of all England’s matches, both semi-finals and the final played out across BBC Two and BBC Three. In addition, all other peak-time matches will be broadcast on BBC Three.

Following a successful London 2012, the BBC says it is committed to raising the profile of women’s sport in the UK and building on its existing portfolio of events and related output.

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater comments: “We’re delighted to be adding the UEFA European Women’s Championships to our portfolio of women’s sport. The response to women’s football at London 2012 showed that there is a strong appetite for it and we look forward to bringing our audiences the excitement and drama of another major tournament.”

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