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EURO 2020 – WHO’S IN THE BBC AND ITV’S TEAMS

A year later than planned Euro 2020 arrives across the BBC and ITV. Here FOOTIE ON TV takes a rundown of the TV teams for BBC and ITV

BBC SPORT

PRESENTERS

Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Mark Chapman.

PUNDITS

Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Alex Scott, Micah Richards, Ashley Williams, Mark Hughes, Darren Fletcher, Kenny Mclean, Shelley Kerr, James McFadden, Hal Robson-Kanu, Neil Taylor, Petr Cech, Eric Abidal, Cesc Fabregas, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Jurgen Klinsmann.

COMMENTATORS

Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Robyn Cowen, Steve Bower, Jonathan Pearce, Vicki Sparks, Rob McLean and Mark Scott. Co-commentators include Dion Dublin, Karen Carney, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown, Danny Murphy, Robbie Savage and James McFadden.

REPORTERS

Kelly Somers with the England team, Eilidh Barbour with Scotland and Carl Roberts with Wales.

GAMES

Opening game of the tournament Turkey v Italy on BBC One with England, Wales and Scotland’s openers also on the BBC. Full Euro 2020 TV schedule HERE

NEW PREMIER LEAGUE TV DEAL AGREED HERE

FA CUP FREE-TO-AIR ON BBC AND ITV NEXT SEASON HERE

GARY LINEKER LEAVES BT SPORT HERE

ITV

PRESENTERS

Mark Pougatch, Seema Jaswal, Reshmin Chowdhury

PUNDITS

Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Patrick Vieria, Graeme Souness, Ashley Cole, Eni Aluko, Robert Earnshaw, Emma Hayes, Nigel de Jong, John Collins, Joe Ledley, Nadia Nadim, Scott Brown and Andros Townsend.

COMMENTATORS

Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, Joe Speight, Seb Hutchinson, Tom Gayle. Co-commentators include Lee Dixon, Ally McCoist and John Hartson. Peter Walton is the referee analyst.

REPORTERS

Gabriel Clarke with England, Michelle Owen and Raman Bhardwaj.

GAMES

ITV have two of the three England group matches including the match with Scotland. The France v Germany clash is also one of ITV’s early matches. Full Euro 2020 TV schedule HERE

SAM MATTERFACE NAMED AS ITV’S NEW MAIN FOOTBALL COMMENTATOR AS CLIVE TYLDESLEY DEMOTED

ITV are to drop long-serving Clive Tyldesley as their main football commentator from next season.

Tyldesley, who has called the top games for the network for 22 years, is to be replaced by Sam Matterface.

In a statement, ITV Sport boss Niall Sloane praised Tyldesley for his “superb work” and “outstanding career”, but offered no explanation as to why the switch was being made.

ITV hold the rights to European and World Cup qualifiers for England as well as the sharing the tournaments with the BBC. And from next season they’ll take on the live rights to the FA Cup from BT Sport as the competition becomes entirely free-to-air across the BBC and ITV.

Tyldesley took to his Twitter account and said he was “upset” “annoyed” and “baffled” at the decision.

Tyldseley confirmed he will continue to work on ITV’s football coverage, but his demotion could pave the way for a swoop from Sky Sports or BT Sport.

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