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UEFA: euro2008.com launches Online Video Service for fans worldwide

The official UEFA EURO 2008 ™ website offers fans cutting- edge video coverage of the tournament

    Nyon (ots) - The official UEFA website for the UEFA European Football Championship™, www.euro2008.com, today launched its video service for the forthcoming final tournament - allowing fans worldwide to follow matches live and on demand by downloading highlights and full match reruns.

    The video offering is available now on      http://video.uefa.com/
,and the three available options are:

    Matchpack at ¤1.99 -

    this includes access to any of more than 8,000 individual matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA European Under-21 Championship, and UEFA European Football Championship ™ since 1992. Users will have access to stream or download highlights or replays of full matches, and can also browse through key match events.

    EURO2008 Pass for ¤19.99 -

    this package includes all of the 31 matches in the UEFA EURO 2008™ tournament, and users will be able to access full match reruns and highlights.

    Also available are additional annual subscription options with access to all UEFA football season matches, with or without UEFA EURO 2008™ matches.

    Free video coverage of UEFA EURO 2008™ -

    In addition to the services highlighted above, the UEFA web team will offer the fans a free daily magazine show throughout the month of June. This will be a twice-daily production comprising interviews, reviews and the latest news from the streets of Austria and Switzerland, as well as from all the team training camps - providing exclusive views from behind the scenes at the tournament. The show will be an eight-minute video, with the content also being made available as a vodcast.

    UEFA is also making all UEFA EURO 2008™ final tournament matches
available via a live internet simulcast produced on behalf of, and in
cooperation with UEFA broadcast partners and rights-holders for UEFA
EURO 2008™. The availability and list of the simulcast per country
and broadcaster, as well as the prices, will be available on        
http://video.uefa.com/ on the day of each match.

    UEFA Media Technologies Head of Content David Farrelly, said: "We are in a unique position to offer fans on the web the best quality product that usually only TV can offer, as we benefit from mobility, immediacy and additional distribution channels. We think our offering will be appreciated by the fans of UEFA EURO 2008™ in Europe and beyond."

    Note to editors:

    UEFA Media Technologies SA is the service company created by UEFA to provide all technology solutions, content solutions and assistance to ensure the development of European football, to explore and exploit all opportunities in the new media world and to assist the football family in their technology developments.

    Issued by Fast Web Media on behalf of UEFA Media Technologies

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