TF1 Agrees Euro 2016 Sub-Licence Deal With beIN Sports

October 1, 2015

This week it was revealed that 11 games of UEFA Euro 2016 will be shown on free-to-air television in France, diagnosis after Qatari owned broadcaster Bein Sports announced that it has agreed a sub-contract with TF1 for next year’s tournament.

Bein Media Group has the rights to broadcast all games from the tournament after paying 60 million euros for the rights, and had already reached an agreement to sub-license six group stage games, four last 16 matches and one quarter final to free broadcaster M6.

Now, TF1 has reached a similar agreement.

Both broadcasters paid 25 million euros for their part of the bargain. It means that 43 per cent of Euro 2016 will be free, compared to 61 per cent in 2012 and 100 per cent in 2008.

The semi-finals and final will be available free-to-air also in the biggest European Championships ever, with 24 teams competing.

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