THE TF1 GROUP IS RENEWING AND STRENGTHENING ITS LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRENCH FOOTBALL FEDERATION AND UEFA
The TF1 Group is very pleased to announce a wide partnership with the French Football Federation and UEFA, through the acquisition of a series of rights, linear and non-linear, supplemented by numerous editorial enhancements that mark the Group's desire to strengthen its coverage and adapt it to new uses.
• Exclusive acquisition from UEFA of all the rights to the matches of the French national team: UEFA Nations League, friendly matches, UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers, the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers and UEFA Euro 2028 qualifiers.
• Acquisition of the exclusive free-to-air rights to the UEFA Euro 2028’s 25 best matches.
• Enhancement of the partnership with the French Football Federation giving access to never-before-seen and inside the team footage with the aim to produce series and documentaries around “les Bleus”.
This new and balanced agreement creates incremental value for all stakeholders, and reflect the strong ambition of the TF1 Group to offer, free-to-air and exclusively, the biggest sporting events.
This partnership also reflects the Group's attachment to the French football team and seals a new partnership with the French Football Federation aim to increase “les Bleus”’ exposure and storytelling towards the French public. In addition to "inside" footage to bring viewers closer to “les Bleus”, the agreement will allow the TF1 Group to produce series and documentaries around the life of the French team for linear and digital exploitation.
For Gilles Pélisson, CEO of the TF1 Group: “It has never been so important to offer the French public unencrypted access to the biggest sporting events with the widest possible coverage and on all channels. TF1's ambition is to help strengthen social ties and bring all generations together around the most popular team sport in France. The TF1 Group has therefore chosen to engage with the French Football Federation and UEFA in a strategic, innovative and long-term partnership. With the French Football Federation, we have the common desire to offer unequaled influence to the French team, World Champion. The TF1 Group is the home of “les Bleus”!