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Record French rights fees revealed for Euro 2016

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sport will pay €60 million ($79.2 million) for the live rights to all 51 games at the Uefa Euro 2016 national football team tournament in France, according to figures released by French newspaper l’Equipe.

The report said that commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 would pay €25 million each for the live rights to 11 games each. The total rights revenue of €110 million in France is a domestic record for the tournament, the newspaper added.

Under the deals – which were agreed in April 2012 by the broadcasters with Uefa, European football’s governing body – all France national team games and the semi-finals and the final of the tournament will be available on free-to-air television as well as beIN Sport.

The agreements for Euro 2016 were part of deals that also included rights for the Euro 2012 tournament, with TF1 and M6 showing a combined total of 19 games live from last year’s tournament and beIN Sport’s parent company, Al Jazeera, acquiring rights for all of the competition’s games.

The tournament expands from 16 teams to 24 in 2016.