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Optus Sport ramps up preparations for UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™

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Socceroos legends John Aloisi and Mark Schwarzer, and former England international Jay Bothroyd, headline a star-studded roster of on-air talent for Optus Sport’s wall-to-wall coverage of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024™. 

Key Highlights:

· Optus Sport’s live and exclusive broadcast of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ will be complemented by a world-class line-up of international broadcast talent, including former Socceroos and Matildas. 

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· The action from UEFA EURO 2024™ kicks off on June 15 (AEST) – with hosts Germany taking on Scotland, while the CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ kicks off six days later with defending champions Argentina taking on Canada. 

· Optus Sport customers can watch every match of UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ in full, live and exclusive, or if you’re short on time, dip into a mini-match or highlights.   

The trio will be joined for the tournament across Germany and back in Optus Sport’s Sydney studio by Michael Bridges, Thomas Sorensen, Milos Ninkovic, Scott McDonald, Alexander Baumjohann, David Zdrilic, Tommy Oar, Esteban Quintas, Amy Chapman, Amy Harrison, Cote Rojas, Phil Kitromilides, Katie Shanahan, Julien Laurens, Claudio Fabiano, Michelle Escobar, Adamo De Nigris, Betty Glover and Max Merrill. 

Optus Sport announces on-air talent list to anchor their exclusive broadcasts (image – Optus)

Together, they will dissect everything UEFA EURO 2024™, which brings together the biggest teams and the best players from across Europe, as 24 teams compete in a bid to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup and be crowned champions when the final is played on Monday, July 15 (AEST). 

Defending champions Italy will look to retain their status, though France, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal are among the favourites this time around. 

They’ll also lend their expert eyes to CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024™, which the USA will both host and participate in alongside the footballing powerhouses of South America, such as Brazil and Argentina. 

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All eyes will be on Lionel Messi’s Argentina side who will be looking to defend their title and go back-to-back, in what is expected to be the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner’s final international tournament appearance. 

Bringing together some of the brightest football minds and world-class broadcast talent – including Socceroos and Matildas legends – the on-air team will complement Optus Sport’s coverage of all the matches from UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™. 

The action begins on Saturday, June 15, at 5am (AEST) when hosts Germany take on Scotland from the Allianz Arena in Munich. 

Howard Rees, Head of Optus Sport, said:

“The anticipation and expectation for the EUROs and Copa América is extremely high, and we are expecting another momentous four weeks of football.  

“We are proud to bring all matches from both tournaments live and exclusive to our customers and this line-up of football experts will deliver the very best in football commentary and expertise to anchor our coverage and enhance the viewing experience.”  

About Optus Sport: 

Watch the best players in the world live on Optus Sport – from Salah, Saka and De Bruyne in the Premier League, to Bellingham, Pedri, and Modric in LALIGA, and Aussie heroes Catley, Kennedy, and Fowler in the Barclays Women’s Super League. Watch every match Live or On-Demand and through your favourite device.  

Every match from UEFA EURO 2024™ and CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ will be broadcast live and exclusive on Optus Sport. 

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.
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