Sunset+Vine producing BBC’s Women’s European Football Championship coverage
BBC Three is to be the home of live TV coverage of the 2013 Women’s European Football Championship, with additional coverage across other BBC radio and online. The BBC’s coverage will be produced by independent production company Sunset+Vine, and will be headed by the company’s Oxford-based unit Sunset+Vine|APP.
Football fans will be able to tune in to BBC Three for a host of live matches as well as extensive highlights throughout the tournament, which takes place in Sweden between 10-28 July.
Coverage of the Women’s Euros begins two days before a ball is kicked on 8 July, with a preview show on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. Once the tournament begins there will be 16 games shown live on the BBC, with 14 games of those on BBC Three and two on BBC Two and BBC Two HD, including the final on 28 July.
All of England’s matches will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live or 5 live Sports Extra. In addition to TV and radio coverage, the BBC Sport website will feature live text commentaries on every England game along with the latest news, reports and on-demand video highlights. Every televised game will be streamed live across the BBC sport website, mobile, IPTV and the smartphone app.
BBC director of sport Barbara Slater comments: “We are delighted to provide cross-platform coverage of this summer’s European Championship as well as women’s football in general as the sport continues to grow in popularity. With the tournament being broadcast on BBC Three we want to build on the momentum of London 2012 by making women’s football available to new audiences.
“The Women’s Euros joins an impressive BBC Sport football portfolio that includes the Premier League on Match Of The Day and 5 live, the Football League, this summer’s Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup.”