THE TF1 AND CANAL+ GROUPS ACQUIRE BROADCASTING RIGHTS TO THE UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2021 TOURNAMENT
Boulogne, 4 October 2019
THE TF1 AND CANAL+ GROUPS ACQUIRE BROADCASTING RIGHTS TO THE
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2021 TOURNAMENT
Following the exceptional success and unrivalled media coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, including the highest audience in 2019, the TF1 and CANAL+ groups are delighted to announce the acquisition of rights to the forthcoming UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2021 football tournament, which will be held in England from 11 July to 1 August 2021.
The TF1 group channels will carry exclusive free-to-air coverage of the 14 highest profile fixtures including the opening match, every match involving the French national team, five other pool matches, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals, and the final (hosted by the legendary Wembley Stadium).
The Canal+ group will carry exclusive pay-to-view coverage of the entire tournament (31 matches), and will provide its subscribers with exceptional editorial coverage, especially for French national team matches and all key matches in the tournament, including the opening match and the final phase.
François PELLISSIER, Head of Sport at the TF1 Group and Chairman of TF1 Publicité, says: “We are delighted at this latest opportunity to showcase women’s football to the widest possible audience. We are also very proud to support Corinne Diacre’s “Les Bleues”, who won the hearts of the French public last June. This acquisition is a further demonstration of our ambition to offer all the best major sporting events, and to get the greatest possible number of viewers behind France’s national teams.”
Thierry CHELEMAN, Head of Sport at the Canal+ Group, says: "This is part of our ongoing commitment to women's football. We are very happy to bring our subscribers all of the 2021 UEFA Women's EURO Championship. We have a long history of broadcasting women's Football, which we demonstrated by being the first to air France’s women premier league (D1) as well as the Women's Champions League. We had a lot of success with the Women's World Cup last summer and we are particularly proud and excited to cover the next EURO. We believe very strongly in women's football and wish “Les Bleues” the best of luck during the competition."