Not content with delivering the European football championships to its viewers, Cable TV has decided to treat its viewers to hosts dressed in Hawaiian shirts and polka-dot outfits. Announcing the programme line-up to be shown to more than 666,000 subscribers, the hosts yesterday emerged in their colourful attire after go-go dancers performed at the Knutsford Steps in Tsim Sha Tsui. The line-up, dubbed 'Euro A-Go-Go', is meant to evoke nostalgia for the 1960s, a nod to the first European Championship Finals which were held in 1960. The tournament will kick off on June 12 in Porto with a clash between the host nation Portugal and Greece, and the final will be held in Lisbon on July 4. All 31 matches will be broadcast live and will have full English commentaries available via Nicam. Cable plans to invite 150 soccer fans every night to watch the matches in its studio. One of the guest hosts, actor Simon Yam Tat-wah, said that he would pepper the show with gags and perhaps 'make allusions to Chinese literature and idioms'. 'I think the strategies used by Chinese literature characters like Romance of the Three Kingdoms can be compared with the tactics used by soccer players. I can summarise the tactics with Chinese idioms,' he said. Award-winning film director Pang Ho-cheung, who is known for his black humour, will also write the script for the programme. The station's vice-president for news and sports, Ronald Chiu Ying-chun, said sport shows were one of Cable TV's strengths and the station would spend about $10 million promoting the programmes. Mr Chiu said he expected the number of subscribers to climb but no statistics could be released yet. The station plans to assign a channel for delivering information on the Jockey Club's soccer betting rates. The service, which will allow subscribers to check on the bets on screen, will be available in the next two weeks. 'Currently, people who would love to place bets have to check out the rates at Jockey Club outlets. The list of bets is so long, they have to stand for a long time. 'It's not very user-friendly and so we thought of this idea which would enable them to check rates at home,' Mr Chiu said. A delayed broadcast of the final of the European soccer championship and four other matches will also be aired on ATV. ATV will air 15-minute highlights on match days, as well as a weekly one-hour feature throughout the tournament.