UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, has appointed the Eurovision Services arm of the European Broadcasting Union as the exclusive distributor of the broadcast signal for its ongoing UEFA Women’s European Championships.

The deal was announced at the eleventh hour yesterday (July 6), just hours before the national teams' tournament got underway in England, with the hosts beating Austria 1-0.

The firm will be “providing two satellite news gathering trucks at each venue” in order to distribute two feeds from each match, as well as both the pre-and post-game live interviews, to UEFA’s worldwide broadcast partners.

The platform is distributing the live feeds for all Euro 2022 matches via its Eurovision Global Hybrid Network, using satellite, fiber-optic, and IP infrastructure.

In addition to the aforementioned satellite trucks, Eurovision Services will also “provide a UHD-SDR signal for all matches from the quarter-finals onwards, as well as the international signal for UEFA broadcast partners to live stream matches on their respective over-the-top platforms.”

Marco Tinnirello, chief executive at Eurovision Services, said: "The service delivery for Euro 2022 in England is the culmination of months of planning at Eurovision Services involving teams from across the organization. Thanks to their unparalleled experience I am confident that the tournament will benefit from the top-quality service that we are renowned for.”

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In terms of experience covering top-tier soccer in England, Eurovision Services has been acting as the principal global distributor for Premier League Productions, the media arm of the country’s top-tier men’s soccer league, for the last three years.

The 2022 Women’s Euros, delayed from their original slot 12 months ago by the coronavirus pandemic, are taking place in England between July 6 and 31, with 16 teams to contest 31 games across 10 venues.

Earlier this week, it was announced the tournament would be covered in Brazil by the ESPN sports broadcaster and the Star+ streaming service, both owned by the multinational Disney media corporation.