Euro 2024: the paying broadcaster for the entire competition still not known, TF 1 and M 6 share the Blues

Three weeks before the start of the Euro, no pay channel has been identified to broadcast all of the matches in France (some of which are co-broadcast with TF 1 and M 6). Negotiations are still ongoing between UEFA and the various operators in the running: BeIN Sports, DAZN and Amazon Prime Video in particular.

Logic would dictate that BeIN, which has always broadcast the Euro since the creation of the channel in 2012, should be renewed. But still engaged on the front of the negotiations of the rights of Ligue 1 for the period 2024-29, the Qatari channel is probably waiting to know what to expect on the French Championship side to size its offer on the Euro side… If in the end, none broadcaster emerges and no alternative solution is proposed by UEFA, French viewers will be deprived of 23 of the 36 group matches and three round of 16 matches.

M 6 won a draw

On the other hand, to see all the matches of the French team and the best posters of the German Euro (Friday June 14 – Sunday July 14), it’s free and unencrypted on TF 1 or M 6. Both channels French TNT broadcasters will broadcast 12 and 13 matches respectively, or 25 out of all 51 matches of the tournament.

Following a draw won by M 6, it chose to broadcast the final, as well as 7 group matches, all at 9 p.m., including only one including the Blues – Netherlands – France played at Leipzig Friday June 21 (9 p.m.) – the second for each of the two teams in Group D.

M 6 will thus broadcast the highly anticipated Spain-Italy on Thursday June 20 (9 p.m.), but also less high-sounding posters: Italy-Albania (June 15), Belgium-Romania (June 22), Germany-Switzerland (June 23), England -Slovenia (June 25) and Portugal-Georgia (June 26). The 6th channel will also show two round of 16 finals, two quarter-finals, including that of the Blues if applicable, as well as a semi-final.

TF 1 opens the ball

For its part, TF 1 will open the ball with the promising Germany-Scotland, opening match of the Euro on Friday June 14 (9 p.m., in Munich). During the group stage, the channel will broadcast Serbia-England (group C, Sunday June 16, 9 p.m.), Portugal-Czech Republic (group F, Tuesday June 18, 9 p.m.) and Croatia-Italy (group B, Monday June 24 , 21 hours).

La Une, however, remains the “official” channel of the Blues. It is on its antenna that the last two preparatory matches of the Blues will be broadcast, in Metz on Wednesday June 5 and in Bordeaux on Sunday June 9, against Luxembourg, then against Canada. During the Euro, it offers matches 1 and 3 of Group D, namely Austria-France Monday June 17 (9 p.m., in Düsseldorf) and France-Poland, possibly decisive, Wednesday June 25 (6 p.m., in Dortmund).

Then, TF 1 will broadcast three round of 16 matches including that of the Blues if applicable, then two quarter-finals, and the semi-final, that of the French team if the latter is present in the last four.


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