All the games of the upcoming European Championship 2012 will be broadcast by talkSPORT, reports The Drum.
The radio station has acquired the rights to deliver commentary on all 31 matches in the football tournament, which begins on June 8th and could potentially see broadcast jobs created at the organisation over the course of the competition.
Moz Dee, programme director at talkSPORT, revealed that disgraced Sky pundits Andy Gray and Richard Keyes will form part of the broadcasting team – along with former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore.
Mr Dee went on to remark that he is delighted the station has secured the rights to the games, adding: “Major international sport tournaments are a huge draw for our listeners, as we’ve found with the Fifa World Cup 2010 and the Rugby World Cup this year.”
Radio Today editor Stuart Clarkson pointed out that talkSPORT is not the only station to have been awarded the rights to commentate on the high-profile tournament, since commercial rival BBC Radio Five Live can also do so.
He explained that the majority of the latter broadcaster’s coverage is likely to appear on the Five Live station, but he noted that tennis tournament Wimbledon may be its first priority on certain days, as it was two years ago during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.