The agreement ensures access to technical reporting facilities for public-service radio broadcasters at each of the European football championship matches. The agreement covers broadcasters in 15 nations not already included in existing TV contracts.
Euro 2008 will be held 7–29 June in Austria and Switzerland.
“This is good for radio and good for football,” said EBU Radio Director Raina Konstantinova. “Broadcasters who could not otherwise have covered the event will be able to offer their audiences live, delayed and on-demand reports from the most important sport competition in Europe this year.”
“This is the biggest success for the EBU Radio Department in many, many years and certainly during my time as Chairman of the Radio Sport Group,” said Chairman of the EBU Radio Sport Group Per Josefson said.
Territories covered by the radio agreement include Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.