The TF1 group is delighted to enter into a sub-licensing deal with the France Télévisions and M6 groups for the screening of 28 matches from Rugby World Cup 2023, hosted in France from 8 September to 28 October.
Thanks to this sub-licence, the TF1 group will enable all French viewers to watch the entire tournament – the biggest sporting event of the year – free of charge.
TF1, the tournament’s official broadcaster, will show all the big fixtures, starting on 8 September with the opening match between France and New Zealand. TF1 will show 20 matches (including three pool matches involving France), two quarter-finals (including the one involving France should they qualify), both semi-finals, the Bronze Final, and the Final.
The France TV group will screen 10 matches (including France-Namibia), and the M6 group will show the other 18 games.
This reaffirms TF1 group’s ambition to provide free-to-air coverage of the best of international sport, and to make it available to the greatest number of people.
The men’s Rugby World Cup will kick off on at 8 September at 9pm on TF1, when France take on the All Blacks at the Stade de France.
TF1 group is very proud to showcase the talented and highly promising French rugby team as they look to win on home soil their first-ever world title.