Euro 2012 on the BBC
Kicking off on Friday 8 June, BBC coverage will be led by Gary Lineker and will include 16 live games, including a potential England quarter final, both semi finals and the final.
Harry Redknapp will join Jurgen Klinsmann, Clarence Seedorf and David James in the line-up alongside regulars Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon.
Redknapp is delighted to be re-joining the BBC team following his involvement in the 2010 World Cup: “I’m really looking forward to working with the BBC team again on what should be a terrific tournament.”
He’ll join the on-air team broadcasting from the state-of-the-art studio based at BBC Sport’s new home at MediaCityUK in Salford. Using the very latest in augmented-reality virtual graphics, Motion Analysis and VizRT, the team will bring the atmosphere and flavour of every live game to audiences across the country.
Jake Humphrey will lead the coverage from Poland and Ukraine, whilst Gabby Logan will bring all the news and updates direct from the England camp.
In addition to comprehensive TV coverage the BBC will also bring audiences full coverage of the tournament across radio and online platforms. On radio all games will be covered via BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra whilst a raft of online tools, alongside live streaming of BBC games will mean viewers can follow the tournament wherever they may be.
Philip Bernie, Head of TV Sport, said: “We are really looking forward to our top team covering the European Championships. We have an excellent line-up of talent to present and comment on all the action and hope to see England progressing as far as possible, with the BBC showing all their knockout matches live.”
Adrian Van Klaveren, Controller Radio 5 live, added: “Euro 2012 is the start of a spectacular summer of sport across 5 live and 5 live sports extra. From the first kick to the final whistle, we'll make sure our listeners can hear all the action and news as well as having their say on air and online.”