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Countdown to EURO 2016: Three Days To Go

Countdown to EURO 2016: Three Days To Go

The nerve centre for all broadcast operations at UEFA EURO 2016, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Paris, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony was attended by France's minister of state for sports Thierry Braillard, Paris's deputy mayor in charge of sport and tourism Jean-François Martins, and EURO 2016 SAS president Jacques Lambert, who were also given a tour of the centre.
Television signals from the ten venues in France will be delivered to the IBC for distribution to all UEFA broadcast partners. Footage of the 51 matches at UEFA EURO 2016 will then be transmitted across the globe as part of the state-of-the-art coverage of European national-team football's premium event. The IBC is located at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition complex in the 15th arrondissement of the French capital, and provides some 17,000 square metres of internal and external space. It houses technical, production and transmission facilities, such as TV studios, production areas, edit suites and offices, and is also the home of Livex, UEFA's content distribution platform. Some 40 broadcasters will be based on site at the IBC.
UEFA Host Broadcast is responsible for supplying broadcast partners with live signals of all matches from UEFA EURO 2016 and all additional programming and services – bringing fans even closer to the tournament, the cities and the players.