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Love Island fans will find themselves having to wait an extra hour for their beloved show as the TV coverage for the Euros continues to disrupt airing schedules.
Airing an hour late at 10pm tonight instead of the usual 9pm, where the England game will be concluding around the same time.
Fans of the footie can join ITV at 6:30pm for coverage of the England vs Denmark semi-finals match kicking off at 8pm.
While Love Island airs on sister channel ITV2, the website lists that the later start time is to allow football fans to catch both the sporting event and the latest goings on in the villa.
The Euros has continued to cause disruption in British broadcasting as big name shows have been shuffled around or experimented with digital release schedules to make way for the sporting event.
The One Show was the first to have conflict as they dropped their Friday episode for commencement of the 2020 Euros while Eastenders saw larger change as they swapped to showing double bills twice a week to keep up.
For soap fans with a decent internet connection though, it wasn’t a huge problem as the BBC experimented by releasing all of the weeks episodes on BBC iPlayer every Monday for fans to maintain their own chosen schedule.
EastEnders Executive Jon Sen said this about the move: “Giving EastEnders viewers the ability to decide when they drop in on all things Albert Square is something we’re excited about.
“With the inevitable scheduling changes due to the Euros, something we’ll be celebrating in Walford on screen, box-setting all four episodes will ensure everyone gets their dose of drama and football fans won’t miss out.
“From indulging them all in one night, staggering across a few days or continuing to watch the episodes play out on BBC One, we hope the endless streaming options on BBC iPlayer keeps viewers content over the next few weeks.”
As changes to schedules became inevitable, the BBC saw it fit for them to provide a consistent way to tune into their biggest soap.
The digital strategy paid off so well that they have now committed to maintaining the release schedule throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year.
Jon said: “We’re so glad that the audience has enjoyed getting ahead of the game – keeping up with Albert Square on iPlayer whilst enjoying the Euros, so we’re carrying on releasing the week’s episodes on Monday throughout Tokyo 2020.”
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