TSN & Sportsnet to air EURO 2008 next month
Briefs | 05/09/2008 12:51 pm EDT
TSN and Rogers Sportsnet have announced an agreement to jointly televise all 31 games live and in high definition from the EURO 2008 soccer tournament taking place in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to 29. TSN originally acquired the English-language broadcast rights to EURO 2008 and entered the sub-licensing deal with Sportsnet to ensure Canadians will be able to watch ever game live. TSN will broadcast 16 matches including the semi-final and final, while Sportsnet will pick up the remaining 15 games. TSN and Rogers Sportsnet have once again come together to best serve Canadian viewers," said TSN president Phil King. "EURO 2008 is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and thus deserves the kind of quality coverage that we have proven can be achieved by working as a team." In the past TSN and Sportsnet have successfully co-broadcast the Canada/Russia Super Series junior hockey event and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.