Mumbai: Sports channel 'Sony Six' has bagged the broadcast rights for the UEFA EURO 2016 across the Indian subcontinent and will telecast live all the 51 matches of the tournament.
     
In what was a battle for one of the most illustrious international football competitions, the channel emerged as the winner for these rights and this would be its first entry into international football, the channel said in a statement.
     
Having broadcast 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, this will be the first successful acquisition of a major professional football competition by the channel.
     
The UEFA EURO 2016 will be the 15th edition of the tournament and is provisionally scheduled to be held from June 10 to July 10, 2016.
     
For the first time in the tournament's history, it will be a 24-team tournament, having been expanded from the 16-team format that had been used since 1996.

(Agencies)

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