With just under two years to go before the event, TF1 announced on Thursday September 28 its acquisition of the broadcast rights to Euro 2025 women’s football. The agreement concerns the rights “exclusively and in full to the 31 matches,” the group said in a press release. The competition will take place in Switzerland, on dates yet to be defined.
TF1 is not its first attempt and has already partly broadcast the 2019 World Cup and Euro 2021 (played in 2022 in England), but had not positioned itself on the latest competition, the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The rights for this World Cup, with matches played in the morning in France due to the time difference, were purchased only one month before the competition, by France Télévisions and M 6.
Even if it has purchased the rights in full, TF1 can sublicense them to another broadcaster. The private group has, in fact, never broadcast an international women’s competition in full: Canal + exclusively broadcast 17 of the 31 matches of Euro 2021 and 27 of the 52 matches of the 2019 World Cup.