TF1 Group Channels Will Show All Rugby World Cup Matches

April 15, 2019

French broadcasting group TF1 will show all 48 matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on free-TV.

The entire tournament from September 20-November 2 is being made available on free-TV for the first time, with matches on the main TF1 network (the French market leader), TMC and TFX.

TF1 acquired exclusive rights to the competition in March 2018. In in the past, it shared the French market coverage with pay-TV company Canal+.

TF1 has enjoyed success with the Rugby World Cup in the past, most notably in 2011, when New Zealand’s home victory over France in the final drew 17.8 million viewers with an amazing market share of 87%.