WOWOW Acquires Japanese Pay TV, Streaming Rights of UEFA Euro 2020 Championship
WOWOW has acquired the exclusive streaming and pay-TV rights to broadcast the UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament across Japan. Starting with the opening match on June 12, 2020, WOWOW will broadcast live all 51 matches, leading up to the final on July 12.
In addition to live television broadcasting, WOWOW subscribers will have access to all 51 matches live online as well. Subscribers can also view all the action on-demand upon the completion of each match via WOWOW’s subscription service “WOWOW Members On Demand.”
The UEFA EURO Football European Championship is organized by the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA). In 2020, a record number of European national teams (24) will be competing for the championship in the middle year of the FIFA World Cup (World Cup) year, held once every four years. WOWOW has broadcast the last six UEFA Euro tournaments, dating back to 1996.
UEFA EURO 2020 TM is being held across Europe for the first time in the competition’s 60-year history, with 12 host cities in all.
“WOWOW is proud to bring the UEFA EURO 2020 Football ChampionshipTM to our viewers as we continue to provide world-class sports programming and put the spotlight on an innovative tournament that elevates football to a whole new level,” says WOWOW President Akira Tanaka. “Our mission is to not only bring the best in sports, but to also enhance the sports content and provide viewing options to allow subscribers to see it wherever and whenever they want.”