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Opening Match will be offered free of charge on Preview Channel with Live screening event of Group A opening matches at Clarke Quay

StarHub, the official broadcaster of UEFA EURO 2012™, is kicking off its ‘live’ tournament coverage by offering the opening ceremony and match between host Poland and Greece. free on the Preview Channel (StarHub TV Channel 101) and to non-subscribers on VHF frequency 76.25MHz.

The ‘live’ telecast will start on 8 June, Friday, 11:15pm, followed by the match at 12 midnight.

StarHub will also hold a ‘live’ screening event for football fans to come together and soak up the party atmosphere on the opening day of the tournament.

The event will be held at Clarke Quay Central Fountain Square on 8 June, Friday at 11pm and will screen two Group A matches; Poland vs Greece and Russia vs Czech Republic.

StarHub’s broadcast of UEFA EURO 2012 will be led by Setanta Sports presenter Paul Dempsey. Having covered major sporting events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Dempsey will provide viewers with match previews, expert analysis, round-ups and a highlights programme called Euro Zone. Dempsey’s broadcast experience includes stints at Sky Sports and Eurosport.

Dempsey will be joined by a host of ex-International players selected from Dietmar Hamann, Gary McAllister, Andy Cole, David O’Leary and Dennis Wise. Match commentary will be provided by Martin Fisher, Connor Morris, Brian Little and Gary Breen.

“With UEFA EURO 2012 just days away, we can already feel the excitement from football fans everywhere," said Ms Iris Wee, Vice President of Home Solutions & Content, StarHub.

"To celebrate the tournament, we are pleased to unveil this trifecta of offerings.

"We are committed to giving viewers the best experience and the free broadcast of the opening match, the ‘live’ screening event and the securing of the expert pundit line-up are testament to that.”

With UEFA EURO 2012 coverage already available on StarHub’s TV, Mobile and Online platforms, StarHub will be partnering radio station Power 98FM to allow fans to catch up with the latest UEFA EURO 2012 scores and highlights on Power 98FM’s morning and evening drive-time belts as well as “The Sporting Life” on Saturdays.

UEFA EURO 2012™ highlights will also available online on StarHub’s SportsArena website (www.sportsarena.com.sg).

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