UEFA EURO 2016 Programming Update: France vs. Romania Opener Moved to ESPN2

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UEFA EURO 2016 Programming Update: France vs. Romania Opener Moved to ESPN2

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ESPN has moved the opening match for the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 – France vs. Romania on Friday, June 10 – from ESPN to ESPN2. Coverage will begin at 2 p.m. ET with a one-hour pre-game program leading into kickoff at 3 p.m.

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France vs. Romania will originate live from Stade de France in Paris. Ian Darke (play-by-play), analyst Taylor Twellman and reporter Steve Bower, will call the match in English. On ESPN Deportes, Fernando Palomo and Tato Noriega will handle match commentary in Spanish. Additionally, the match will be streamed live in English and Spanish on WatchESPN.

ESPN3 Surround will also deliver exclusive France-Romania content via four different streams – the Spidercam feed, the Spidercam triple-box feed, the Tactical Cam feed, and the Tactical Cam triple-box feed – offering fans alternate camera angles, experiences and stories around the UEFA EURO 2016 opening match.

Friday’s UEFA EURO 2016 Opener on ESPN2:

Date Time (ET) Event Networks
Fri, June 10 2 p.m. UEFA EURO 2016 Pre-match ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. France vs. Romania ESPN2 / ESPN3 / WatchESPN
  5 p.m. UEFA EURO Tonight ESPN2 / WatchESPN
  5:30 p.m. ESPN FC ESPN2 / WatchESPN

Friday’s UEFA EURO 2016 Opener on ESPN Deportes:

Date Time (ET) Event Networks
Fri, June 10 1 p.m. Fuera de Juego ESPN Deportes / WatchESPN
  2:30 p.m. France vs. Romania ESPN Deportes / ESPN3 / WatchESPN
  5 p.m. Jorge Ramos y Su Banda ESPN Deportes / WatchESPN

ESPN networks will combine to televise more than 230 live hours of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 beginning Friday, June 10, through Sunday, July 10, in 10 cities across France. ESPN will carry 39 matches including the opening and title matches. ESPN2 will show 12 matches. ESPN Deportes, the company’s Spanish-language sports network, will show 45 live matches and six tape-delayed on dates with concurrent matches. All matches will be streamed live in English and Spanish on WatchESPN.

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