Boulogne Billancourt, 28th November 2019
TF1 GROUP AND BEIN SPORTS TO BROADCAST EHF EUROPEAN HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The TF1 group has acquired from beIN Sports broadcasting rights to matches in the European Men’s and Women’s Handball Championships in the period from 2020 to 2024 (3 men’s tournaments and 3 women’s tournaments).
For each tournament, the TF1 group will carry exclusive free-to-air coverage of three of the French national team’s matches during the group phases (preliminary round and main round), plus the semi-final and final if the French team qualifies. All these matches will be co-broadcast by beIN Sports.
BeIN Sports had previously acquired the entire rights to the EHF European Men’s and Women’s Handball Championships for the 2020-2024 period from Infront Sports, EHF’s exclusive media partner.
The 2020 European Men's Handball Championship, co-hosted by Sweden, Norway and Austria, is being held from 10th to 26th January. France has been drawn against Norway, Portugal and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the preliminary round. The 2020 European Women's Handball Championship will take place in Norway and Denmark from 3rd to 20th December 2020.
The record of France’s national handball teams is among the best in any sport. The women’s team has been crowned world champions twice (in 2003 and 2017) and European champions once (in 2018), and took the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The men’s team have won six world titles, three European titles, and two Olympic golds (Beijing 2008 and London 2012).