TF1 set to offer up World Cup rights package, report says

France’s 2014 Fifa World Cup rights-holder, commercial broadcaster TF1, will seek to sublicense the rights to 36 of the 64 games at next year’s football tournament, according to L’Equipe.

The French newspaper said that TF1 would make a package available to pay-television broadcasters beIN Sport and Canal Plus including four knockout stage games and two quarter-finals along with the ability to replay all 64 games and produce a magazine programme – as long as the latter is not in direct competition with TF1’s own show.

TF1 is said to be keen to recoup some of the €130m ($176.8m) it spent on acquiring the rights.