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England QF most-watched live TV event of 2021

England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine on July 3rd was watched by an audience of 20.9 million people on the BBC, slightly up on the 20.6 million who watched the win over Germany in the previous round. The peak audience figure made it the most-watched live TV event of 2021 in the UK. A […]

July 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: UK homes at war over who gets big screen for football

More than two million UK households are at war over who gets to watch the big screen when the Euro 2020 football tournament is on, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Close to one million unlucky fans have been relegated to watching the football on a secondary screen after a family […]

June 24, 2021

ITV: 17.7m watch England v Czech Republic

ITV’s coverage of England’s final group game against the Czechs and Scotland’s loss to Croatia across ITV and STV drew a peak of 17.7 million as England won Group D and progressed to the last 16 whilst Scotland bowed out following defeat to Croatia. ITV peaked with a live TV audience of 17.7million [across TV […]

June 23, 2021

ITV draws audience of 20m for Eng v Scot

ITV’s coverage of England and Scotland’s draw at Wembley on June 18th peaked with 20 million viewers – a 79 per cent share across ITV and STV – becoming the most-watched match of Euro 2020 so far. The match set a new broadcaster streaming record with 4.8 million streams across ITV Hub and STV Player, […]

June 21, 2021

Amazon reveals 2021/22 Premier League games

The Premier League has confirmed the fixture rounds for the 2021/22 season and Amazon has revealed the next 20 fixtures to be broadcast on Prime Video this December. Prime Video’s exclusive coverage will feature every Premier League team in two different matches, as they broadcast all games across two fixture rounds, featuring 20 matches in total. […]

June 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport: Scottish Football Extra – England v Scotland Special

BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra will return to screens on June 17th for a special preview looking ahead to this the big match between England and Scotland in Group D of the UEFA European Championships on June 18th. Scottish Football Extra – England v Scotland Special will air on BT Sport 1 at 7.30pm on […]

June 16, 2021

England v Croatia sets iPlayer record

England’s winning start to their Euro 2020 campaign on June 13th pulled in a peak TV audience of 11.6 million and a 79.2 per cent share of available viewers, and also set a new BBC iPlayer live viewing record with the game being streamed 3.9 million times. The match, which saw Raheem Sterling’s goal secure […]

June 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: Millions have missed a goal due to broadcast lag

Nearly 15 million people have had goals spoiled because the broadcast they were watching was lagging behind the live action, according to research by Uswitch, the comparison and switching service. Most broadcast methods result in delays to the live action, as devices have to decode huge packets of data before it reaches the viewer. The […]

June 10, 2021

UEFA picks Sunset+Vine production team for Euro 2020

UEFA has tasked Sunset+Vine’s football production team to play a key role in providing coverage for matches at the EURO 2020 tournament that kicks off on June 1th at the Olympic stadium in Rome, with Italy facing Turkey. UEFA has selected 11 of Europe’s top directors, including Sunset+Vine’s leading staff match director Jamie Oakford. Each […]

June 8, 2021

Toshiba TVs add Tyldesley knowledge to Alexa

Toshiba TV and renowned football commentator Clive Tyldesley have partnered ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament to help England, Scotland and Wales fans settle football arguments and brush up on their football knowledge, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa. Home Nations’ fans can now ask questions such as ‘Alexa, what’s England’s record against Scotland?’ and […]

June 7, 2021