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12 matches of first rounds of the UEFA Euro 2008 have been played. Tow teams has become qualified for the second round. From Group A Portugal and Group B Croatia. Euro 2008 is passing some suffocating time. In the inaugural ceremony of the UEFA Euro 2008 was held on 7 June 2008. The hosts may Austria and Switzerland kicked off the tournament. So the people of the host countries will lose their excitement. But the fans other country live Portugal and Croatia will inspire to watch matches.
A number of channels have acquired the Broadcasting Rights of Euro Cup 2008 to telecast the matches live. As a result, the tournament will be watched on television by numerous people across the world.
UEFA took up an excellent marketing plan before selling the Broadcasting Rights of Euro Cup 2008. They relied on Sportfive Group, a network of companies, for the marketing and selling of rights of broadcasting Euro Cup 2008. Quite a few television channels across the globe have acquired the telecasting rights of Euro 2008. The Sportfive Group took market-to-market strategy of selling the Euro 2008 broadcasting rights.
The main television channels of different countries, which are secured telecast right of the Euro 2008 matches across the world, are listed below:
Austria – ORF: Austria is the one of the host country of UEFA Euro 2008 among to the two. Austria ORF has secured telecast right so that the peoples could watch the Euro-2008 live.
Shortly before the EURO 2008 kickoff on June 1, ORF went on-air with its traditional Sunday sports program “Sport am Sonntag” using the new studio — for the first time — live in HDTV. After this test match, it was all plain sailing for the HDTV live coverage of the EURO 2008.
Switzerland – SRG: Switzerland is another team that is the co-organizer of Euro 2008. Switzerland is also the team that is playing in the Group A. So the fans who like the team most and living in that country could take the opportunity of watching Euro 2008 on TV channel.
SRG SSR idée suissej holds exclusive television rights to UEFA EURO 2008TM and will be broadcasting all 31 matches played in Switzerland and Austria on its Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) and Televisione svizzera di lingua italiana (TSI) television stations.
Ochsner Sport and SRG SSR idée Suisse arrange a Football Road show to add more pleasure among the fans of the Switzerland.
Germany - ARD / ZDF : Germany, the fevourite team in the group B. ZDT is a public service German Television Channel based in Mianz. ZDF is a cable and satelite based first European e satellite broadcast via Astra 1C. For the Greman fans it is telecasting the live Euro- 2008 Live. The TV channels is telecasting form the first match and will telecast all 31 matches too.
"UEFA is delighted to welcome ARD and ZDF on board as official UEFA EURO 2008™ broadcasters," said UEFA's marketing director Philippe Le Floc'h. "ARD and ZDF have been showing UEFA European Football Championships™ in Germany since the inception of the competition and we look forward to continuing this fruitful partnership for the benefit of the German football fans and viewers."
Bosnia and Herzegovina - BHT
Norway - TV2/Telenor
Bulgaria - Diema
Croatia – HRT:
Czech Republic - TV Prima
Denmark - TV2
Belarus - ONT
India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal-ESPN Star Sports: There are a lot of fans of UEFA Euro 2008 in the countries of the Indian sub-continent. ESPN Star Sports is serving the duty for the people of those countries. The people of the area like cricket most but football too.
Slovenia - TV3
Estonia - ETV
Azerbaijan - Lider TV
Armenia - C1
France - TF1 / M6:
Kazakhstan - Khabar
Georgia - Rustavi 2
Albania - Top Channel / DigitAlb Premium 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Greece - ERT
Hungary - MTV / Sport 1
Italy - RAI
Turkey - ATV / Digitürk
Latvia - LTV7
Netherlands - NOS
Ireland - RTÉ / UTV
Finland - YLE
Portugal - TVI / Sport TV: Portugal is the most favorite team in the Euro 2008, already has acquired the qualification for the next round. So the people of the country are egger to watch the matches. Most important thing is that Portugal is the runner-up of the last UEFA Euro. So this year they will try to be champion. For the people of the country RVI and Sports TV has secured the telecast right of Euro 2008. The Sports TV does telecast not only Euro but also the tournament like FIFA World Cup too.
Sport TV is the brand name for a group of three Portuguese sports-oriented television channels. Sport TV is the dominant subscription television sports brand in Portugal. The first channel, then known as only Sport TV, was launched on 16 September 1998 and is produced by PT Multimédia and Controlinveste. It is available in almost all television distribution operators in Portugal as a premium subscription channel, except TVTEL.
Iceland - RÚV
Romania - TVR
Serbia - RTS
Poland - Polsat
Sweden - TV4 / Canal+
Afghanistan - Sport's Channel
Arab World, Middle East, and North Africa - Al Jazeera Sports:
United States and Canada - OMNI Television/ESPN (Joint Contract)
Ecuador - Canal 1 / Gamavision
United Arab Emirates - Dubai Sport / AD Sport
United Kingdom - BBC / ITV
Hong Kong - now TV of PCCW
Iran - Channel 3
Brazil - TV Record / Sportv:
Mexico - TV Azteca / Televisa
New Zealand - SKY Television
South Korea - MBC / KBS
So the football fans of different continent and countries will able to watch the UEFA Euro 2008 on the following Channels. Here is a complete lists of 44 countries and the channels that will telecast the UEFA Euro 2008 live.
LiveSoccerTv: is an online TV channel for the people who live in English, Spanish and French. If you can visit the website then you could see Watch EURO 2008 Live - Euro Fixtures, Schedules and Results. From here you could select the match to watch according to your choice. You also allowed watching the highlight for matches. Here is some lists of the TV channels those are telecasting live the matches.
MY P2P: My P2P is another online TV to watch Euro 2008 live. According to the official website site direction they are claiming
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StarHub UEFA EURO 2008: StarHub is a Singapore base Satellite TV Channel. It has secured the exclusive broadcast right of Euro 2008 that is organized by Austria-Switzerland. Star hub is telecasting in three platforms cable TV, mobile and online. All the platforms are important in this era. The people who are at home will watch Cable TV and who are in remote area where mobile network works will watch the Euro 2008 on its mobile handset and who are at office could watch the UEFA Euro on pc of laptop that is connected with broadband internet.
"We will certainly look at ways to maximise our customers' UEFA EURO 2008 experience across our pay-TV, mobile and online platforms," Adit Harinasuta, head, services & solutions, StarHub, said.
StarHub's UEFA EURO 2008 broadcast rights cover the 'live' telecast of all 31 matches, from Group Phase to the Final, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. The pay-TV operator also plans to offer the unprecedented telecast of all UEFA EURO 2008 matches in high-definition.
UEFA Euro 2008 in ESPN Classic, ESPN2 and ESPN for USA Fans
UEFA Euro 2008 football championship is knocking at the door. So the football fans who are living in the different continents are waiting to watch the matches in different platform. There are a lot of football fans in United State now and football is getting popularity among the Americans. Even there many European and the people from other continents who love football most that are why ESPN group is serving form these football fans.
UEFA Euro 2008 will be come on ground on 7 June with it inaugural ceremony. Switzerland and Austria is the host jointly the Euro 2008. The 33 matches will be played in different form grounds.
This is the first time the people of Unite State will get the opportunity to watch the all matches of Euro 2008 in ESPN channel. The three Channels of ESPN named ESPN2, ESPN and ESPN Classic will telecast the matches live among the USA fans.
ESPN has announces the time schedule and telecast timetable and which time and in which Channel will telecast which matches? Here is a complete list of the schedule. The timetable has arranged according to EST.
The fixture and timetable of UEFA Euro 2008 in for USA
11:50 a.m.- Switzerland vs. Czech Republic A (ESPN Classic)
2:30 p.m.- Portugal vs. Turkey A (ESPN Classic)
11:50 a.m.- Austria vs. Croatia B (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Germany vs. Poland B (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Romania vs. France C (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Netherlands vs. Italy C (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Spain vs. Russia D (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Greece vs. Sweden D (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Czech Republic vs. Portugal A (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Switzerland vs. Turkey A (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Croatia vs. Germany B (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Austria vs. Poland B (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Italy vs. Romania C (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Netherlands vs. France C (ESPN2)
11:50 a.m.- Sweden vs. Spain D (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Greece vs. Russia D (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Switzerland vs. Portugal A (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Turkey vs. Czech Republic A (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m.- Poland vs. Croatia B (ESPN Classic)
2:30 p.m.- Austria vs. Germany B (ESPN)
2:30 p.m.- Netherlands vs. Romania C (ESPN Classic)
2:30 p.m.- France vs. Italy C (ESPN)
2:30 p.m.- Greece vs. Spain D (ESPN)
2:30 p.m.- Russia vs. Sweden D (ESPN2)
Thursday 6/19 2:30 p.m. - 1A vs. 2B (ESPN)
Friday 6/20 2:30 p.m. - 1B vs. 2A (ESPN)
Saturday 6/21 2:30 p.m. - 1C vs. 2D (ABC)
Sunday 6/22 2:55 p.m. - 1D vs. 2C (ESPN)
Wednesday 6/25 2:30 p.m. - Winners (ESPN)
Thursday 6/26 2:30 p.m. - Winners (ESPN2)
Sunday 6/29 2:30 p.m. - Title Match in Vienna (ABC)