I'm looking into ways of watching European Championship (soccer) games live, ideally with an English commentary. Any advice/websites?
Also, what's the difference between CCTV5 and CCTV5+? My TV has the latter but not the former. Does anyone know on which channel the matches might be shown?
English schedule for the Euros and more: www.sinoepg.net/
CCTV-5 will be showing the matches live at least for the first weekend, with Chinese commentary of course.
If there are concurrent matches, then 5+ would be showing the other overlapping one. That's a common use for the 5+ channel, used for example with UEFA Champions League broadcasts.
5+ used to go with suffix "live events" in past, supposedly focusing more on live broadcasts/replays of events of lesser/no domestic importance, in order to reserve the main channel for Chinese sports or international sports of bigger domestic interest.
Nowadays it seems to be showing more live ice hockey and tennis than the main channel. Varies by season though.