UEFA EURO 2004 underway
by a correspondent
The premiere footballing nations of Europe come together this month with the
start of the prestigious UEFA EURO 2004 tournament that begins in Portugal on
African sports fans can tune in to DStv for comprehensive coverage of the event
including live broadcasts, up-to-the-minute news and additional information.
Leading the way is sportscaster SuperSport which will show live coverage of the
games including in-depth analysis and expert opinion from studio presenters and
analysts such as Gary Bailey, Terry Paine, Thomas Mlambo, Zeca Marques, Eddie
Lewis, Roald Poulsen, Stefano Vigoriti and Milija Aleksic to name a few .
Also in studio for SuperSport will be former African Player of the Year Kalusha
Bwalya from Zambia and Pitso Mosimane, Head Coach for SuperSport United. These
leading football professionals will bring their game insight and understanding
to bear in ensuring that fans are constantly given the best information.
In total it is estimated that live coverage from Portugal and from the studios
adds up to nearly 130 hours of SuperSport coverage during the 31-match,
16-country tournament. Further in the last round-robin stage, two matches will
be played and televised simultaneously on SuperSport 3 and SuperSport 5 every
In addition the news channel programs World Sport on CNN and Sport Today on BBC
World, both available on DStv, will also be in Portugal covering the event and
audiences can look out for news about the fan frenzy, the football fever and
loads more from the tournament.
Meanwhile BBC FOOD has a plan to keep footie fans well fed for the tournament.
Tune in to the channel from June 12 at 19:00 CAT ? 23:00 CAT to watch GRUB FOR
THE GAME ? a series of programs dedicated to quick and easy dishes to make and
eat in front of the TV. Look out for Ainsely Harruot?s Take-Away snacks while
Nigella Lawson creates her own Fast Food and Giorgio Locatelli offers up Food
for the Boys.
The SuperSport Zone on DStv Channel 20 will also be on hand to provide fixure
lists and updated results logs as and when fans require this information. And
the website will also be continuously uploaded with the latest from Portugal.
The UEFA EURO 2004 is the latest in a line of sporting events covered
comprehensively by DStv in the last twelve months. Other events in the recent
past include the Africa Cup of Nations, the Rugby World Cup and the 2003/2004
UEFA Champions League. In the next three months, DStv will provide comprehensive
coverage of Wimbledon, 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 2004/2005 English
Premier League on SuperSport.