Football fans complain ITV Hub delays France-Switzerland Euros match

Love Island fans panic and football fans are left watching a frozen screen for 10 minutes as ITV Hub goes into meltdown

  • ITV Hub has been hit by technical issues for people trying to stream Euros 2020
  • Fans complain France vs Switzerland match has been frozen on corner kick
  • Broadcaster said it was ‘working on getting services back as soon as possible’

Love Island fans were left in a panic after ITV Hub crashed moments before the series was due to return this evening – and also ruined a Euros match.

Viewers streaming the series’ launch tonight were met with ‘page not loading’ and other error messages popping up instead.

The issues had earlier caused fury for football fans when ITV’s coverage of the Euros tournament was hit by technical issues.

Supporters trying to watch the France vs Switzerland match on ITV Hub say that play has been frozen on a corner kick for more than 10 minutes.

Love Island fans were left in a panic after ITV Hub crashed moments before the series was due to return this evening

Viewers streaming the series’ launch tonight were met with ‘page not loading’ and other error messages popping up instead

ITV tweeted to say: ‘We are currently experiencing technical difficulties and working on getting services back as soon as possible’

Supporters trying to watch the France vs Switzerland match on ITV Hub also said that play had been frozen on a corner kick for more than 10 minutes

Others say that they have been forced to watch the corner on repeat and some are not able to get onto the coverage at all.

And as the clock struck nine, Love Island fans trying to access ITV2 took to social media to share their fears they would miss the launch.

One tweeted: ‘@ITV WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS!!!!’

Another added: ‘Why is itv hub down 4 MINUTES BEFORE LOVE ISLAND STARTS.’

ITV has been sharing coverage of the Euros 2020 tournament with the BBC. Pictured: Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji, left, challenges for the ball with France’s Karim Benzema during the Euro 2020

Someone else joked there could not be a ‘more millennial problem’ than having to rely on a streaming platform ‘because you don’t have the ability to watch live TV’. 

Another added: ‘Lol someone at ITV Hub is getting fired. How can the hub not be working on the evening of Love Island starting? Shambles.’

ITV tweeted to say: ‘We are currently experiencing technical difficulties and working on getting services back as soon as possible.’

The broadcaster has been sharing coverage of the Euros 2020 tournament with the BBC, splitting the games equally, although ITV has bagged most of the England matches.

The issue appears to only be affecting the online Hub service, while normal TV coverage is working as normal. 

The BBC has also received considerable criticism for its coverage of Euro 2020, in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch during the match between Denmark and Finland.

The coverage became one of the most complained-about moments in TV history, but the BBC said that it had no control over the footage, which was provided by Uefa.

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