Channel 4 agree deal to broadcast next 20 England men's games

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The Three Lions are going free to air
The Three Lions are going free to air / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Channel 4 will broadcast the next 20 England Men's games, starting with their UEFA Nations League meeting with Hungary in Budapest on 4 June.

The deal will run until 2024, with each of the Three Lions' Nations League matches being shown on the free-to-air channel.

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said: “As a life-long committed football fan, I'm personally so delighted that we have these matches on the channel which further reinforce our reputation as a top quality sport broadcaster having been named Sports Network of the Year at this year’s British Sports Journalism Awards.”

Channel 4’s chief content officer Ian Katz added: “After bringing some of the biggest sporting moments of last year to the nation, I’m delighted that Channel 4 will be airing so many mouth-watering England matches on free-to-air television. 

“This deal shows Channel 4 can compete for some of the biggest properties in sport and will bring substantial new audiences to our award-winning slate of original programming.” 

Channel 4’s head of sport Pete Andrews said: “England matches against Germany are always an exciting prospect and I’m sure the team will be keen to set the record straight against Italy after the defeat in the final of the UEFA EURO. 

“We’re absolutely delighted to have secured this deal with UEFA and I’m sure England fans will be looking forward to the summer with great anticipation.”

England's upcoming fixtures

  • 4 June - Hungary (A)
  • 7 June - Germany (A)
  • 11 June - Italy (H)
  • 14 June - Hungary (H)
  • 23 September - Italy (A)
  • 26 September - Germany (H)