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TF1 nets rights to additional Euro 2016 games

BeIN Media Group has reached a deal to sublicense rights to an additional 11 games from the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament to French commercial broadcaster TF1.

First reported at the beginning of September, the deal was confirmed by beIN, which holds live rights to all games for Euro 2016 in France, yesterday (Wednesday).

TF1 already held rights to show 11 Euro 2016 matches under a previous sublicensing deal with beIN, with fellow commercial broadcaster M6 also holding rights to 11 games.

Like the other 22 games previously acquired by TF1 and M6, the additional 11 matches, which will consist of six group matches, four round of 16 games and one quarter-final, will be co-broadcast live with pay-television channel beIN Sports.

Yousef Al Obaidly, deputy director general of beIN Media Group and president of beIN Sports France, said: “This new sublicense deal signed with the TF1 Group will allow wider coverage and greater visibility of this major event, with all the final phase now available free-to-air, and many of the games of the group stage.”

The latest deal means 33 games from the tournament will be available on free-to-air television in France, which is hosting Euro 2016 from June 10 to July 10.