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Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Vietnam Television (VTV) on April 14 announced its copyright and schedule to broadcast the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals.

VTV has been granted rights to produce, exploit and use on free and paid platforms all programmes relating to EURO 2016 on television, www.vtvgo.vn and the VTVGo app.

VTV owns the right to broadcast matches, news and commentary programmes relating to EURO 2016; using images and materials relating to EURO 2016 in other programmes; and create and provide clips of matches or match days.

The national television broadcaster will air all 51 matches and broadcast commentary programmes before, during and after the matches of EURO 2016 on channels VTV3, VTV3 HD, VTV6 and VTV6 HD.

Nguyen Ha Nam , Head of VTV Editorial Secretariat, said besides broadcasting on traditional channels, for the first time VTV will provide content of the EURO Cup on the internet and mobile app VTVGo EURO 2016 and on the website www.vtvgo.vn .

Concerning rights sharing and re-broadcasting, VTV is the only organsiation UEFA has granted the media rights of EURO 2016 for the whole Vietnam and all other organisations who want to share the rights must have VTV’s permission and written approval from UEFA.

Organisations who want to re-broadcast VTV’s channels need to have a document proposing the re-broadcasting and must re-broadcast the intact programme structure of a VTV match.

Nam said VTV is willing to share images of EURO 2016 free-of-charge to television stations and news agencies but must comply with all regulations on copyright.

Because of the strict regulations on copyright, Nam said, organisations need to control their transmission system to not allow waves to travel beyond Vietnam ’s territory. If violated, UEFA can ask for the immediate cessation of broadcasting matches which would cause heavy losses.

The EURO 2016 Finals, hosted by France , will have 24 teams and matches will take place from June 11 to July 11.-VNA