The 2024 EUROs, HDMI Cables, and You

HDMI leads the standard for picture and sound transmission. Now, we’re announcing first-rate quality in HDMI cables, so you’ll catch every second of the Euros.

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All About the 2024 Euros

You may be asking yourself ” When do the 2024 Euros start?” and “Where will the 2024 Euros be held?”, or you may not. But if you are asking those questions, we have your answers. As we’re only a month away, preparations are beginning and the excitement is creeping up on us.

On the 14th of June 2024, Germany and Scotland will officially kick off to start the season at 20:00 (UK time). As Germany is hosting this year, the first match will be held in Munich and the last match will tie everything off in Berlin.

How You Can Watch The 2024 Euros

As it’s unlikely you’ll be heading off to Germany for every match, a better question would be “Are the Euros on TV?”, and the answer is a resounding yes. The world would not be complete without our eyes glued to the score to find out who’ll take home The Henri Delaunay Trophy this year. Here’s the breakdown between ITV and BBC this year

As ITV and the BBC share the broadcast, you’ll need to keep an eye on the broadcasting schedule on the BBC. That said, here’s the first 5 games:

  • 14th June - Germany vs Scotland - 20:00 - ITV
  • 15th June - Hungary vs Switzerland - 14:00 - ITV
  • 15th June - Spain vs Croatia - 17:00 - ITV
  • 15th June - Italy vs Albania - 20:00 - BBC
  • 16th June - Poland vs Netherlands - 14:00 - BBC

Using an HDMI for Your Viewing Experience

Your HDMI cable is the one thing that transfers the image and sound from your TV box. It stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and connects your TV box to your TV and it’s pretty universal. So, whether you have a ROKU device, BT box, Freesat box, Virgin Media box or something else, your HDMI is your best friend.

1. How do HDMI cables work?
Your HDMI cable uses a specific technique that increases the quality of your digital and audio output without degrading the information. It uses transmission-minimised differential signalling (TMDS) which transfers information down the length of the cable from one device to another.

2. What do HDMI cables look like?
An HDMI cable is pretty simple from the outset. But, when you cut one open, it’ll look like another world (get your glasses out of that glasses case if you want to take a real look). It features several solid copper core conductors as well as copper braiding to reach EMC and a PVC outer jacket (plus some other elements that are on a need-to-know). Plus, not all HDMI cables look alike. Instead of the standard male trapezoid cable head, there’s now the mini and the micro; which, as the names suggest are slightly smaller.

3. Are HMDI cables directional?
The answer to this question depends on the type of HDMI cable you’re using. Most HDMI cables are passive, meaning it is bi-directional and doesn’t matter which end goes in which device. However, there are also Active (amplified) HDMI cables and Optical HDMI cables; both are directional. This means one end is labelled source (or 1) and the other is labelled TV (or 2).

4. What HDMI cable do I need for 4K?
To support 4K watching, you’ll need to use a HDMI 2.0 cable. This is because these cables support up to 2160p (which is around 8 million pixels) and gives you your 4K viewing experience. However, it’s not just your cable that needs to be supportive of this; it’s every other part of the media production chain, too. The cameras capturing the video need to be 4K cameras, the finished edits need to be rendered out in 4K, your TV box needs to be 4K, and your TV needs to be 4K, too!

Why Quality HDMI Cables Are Key

Getting any old HDMI cable won’t let you watch the Euros in true Euros fashion. You may experience picture quality issues, flickering, input lag, lowered FPS (frames per second), or it may not even work at all. It’s all to do with cable quality, cable accessory quality, and how all the pieces connect together.


This year, we’ve expanded our media technology range. As innovators of quality and high-calibre cable manufacturers, it makes sense for us to produce one of the leading HDMI cables on the market.

HDMI cables are continuously finding use in new applications. For example, conference rooms, train stations, airports, public events, home TVs, and gaming consoles. This is why connection-ready cables complete with the appropriate HDMI connectors make up the bulk of today’s demand. They’re ready to use and quickly available in whatever length is needed from 0.5m to 20m.

Our new HDMI cable has high flexibility to make it suitable for your tight spaces or mechanical loads. It also features multiple screening layers preventing disruptions in transmission, achieving EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), and enabling speeds of up to 18 GB/s.

To learn more about our new HDMI cables, contact the HELUKABEL UK team using our contact form.