S4C will broadcast Welsh-language extended highlights of Wales’ five remaining EURO 2016 qualification matches as the national football team bids to reach the finals in France next year.
The highlights coverage kicks off with the crunch Wales v Belgium match on Friday, June 12, at 10.30pm.
S4C’s Euro 2016: Cymru v Gwlad Belg coverage will have extended highlights of the match in the UEFA Group B match.
S4C will also broadcast extended highlights of the next four Group B qualification matches this Autumn against Israel and Andorra home and Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina away.
The football entertainment will start on Thursday 11 June, when S4C broadcast a special preview chat show, entitled Taro’r Bar: Euro 2016. Similar preview shows in the Taro’r Bar: Euro 2016 series will be broadcast before the other four UEFA qualifiers.
Both programmes will be produced by Rondo Media, who are behind the S4C sports shows Sgorio and Clwb.
The presentation team will include sports broadcaster Dylan Ebenezer and former Wales and Newcastle striker Malcolm Allen.
At present Wales are second in the group and with the first two teams qualifying automatically for next year’s finals, they have a genuine opportunity to qualify for their first international tournament since 1958.
S4C Sports Editor, Sue Butler said: “We are delighted to announce that S4C has acquired the rights to broadcast highlights of Wales’ five remaining qualification matches. With Wales on the brink of making footballing history, we are glad to be able to provide a free-to-air highlights show for followers of the beautiful game. It complements our live coverage of the Welsh Premier League and other Welsh tournaments.”
Football Association of Wales Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford said, “The Football Association of Wales is delighted that S4C will be providing highlights of our remaining European Championship Qualifiers.
“We have always enjoyed an excellent working relationship with them through their coverage of the domestic game in Wales.
“These are exciting times for international football. We are all behind Chris Coleman and his team in their efforts to reach France in 2016. Now more of our supporters will be able to enjoy the highlights on S4C.”
S4C is available on: Sky 104, Freeview 4, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 104 in Wales. In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, S4C is available on Sky 134,Freesat 120 and Virgin TV 166.