TF1 acquires AFCON final free-to-air in France

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has struck a deal with Qatar-headquartered pay-TV broadcaster beIN allowing it to show the African Cup of Nations final between Algeria and Senegal on its subsidiary TMC on July 19.

TF1 and beIN have a history of agreeing sub-licensing deals, with select games from the 2019 World Handball Championship being shown on TF1-owned channels.

The two signed a sub-licensing agreement for Handball World Championship rights through to 2025.

The Afcon final follows on from a similar move made in England where pay-TV broadcaster Sky signed a partnership with commercial broadcaster Channel 4 to show its coverage of the Cricket World Cup final in a free-to-air format.