The BBC has promised “extensive coverage of every game from grounds throughout England across TV, radio and online,” after securing exclusive UK rights to the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 competition.
News of the deal follows the BBC’s coverage of the record-breaking FIFA World Cup 2019 in France, which saw England reach the semi-finals and drew a peak TV audience of 11.7m.
Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater said: “After the success of the World Cup on the BBC and the record-breaking viewing figures for women’s football, we’re delighted to be the broadcaster of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021.
“At the start of this summer we wanted to shift the dial on women’s football and I feel the phenomenal coverage from France has done just that. The BBC’s sport portfolio continues to go from strength to strength and we’re thrilled to add the 2021 Euros to that.”
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Marketing Director, added: “UEFA is delighted to partner with the BBC for the UEFA Women’s EURO in 2021, which takes place in the United Kingdom.
“The BBC will provide an unprecedented level of coverage for the competition in the host country, ensuring that the women’s game is brought to the rapidly increasing fan base in an outstanding manner.”