M6 (France)

Tuesday evening’s heavyweight Uefa European Championship clash between Germany and World Cup holders France attracted bumper audiences on free-to-air broadcasters in both countries.

French free-to-air commercial broadcasters M6 and TF1 have unveiled plans to merge their activities in a bid to “master the challenges arising from the accelerating competition with global platforms”.

Nicolas de Tavernost, chairman of M6, has written to France’s Professional Football League (LFP) proposing the French free-to-air commercial broadcaster as a short-term solution to the top-tier Ligue 1…

French free-to-air commercial broadcaster M6 has acquired rights to European mixed martial arts promotion Cage Warriors just weeks after the country’s media regulator lifted a broadcast ban on the sport.

Sunday’s Uefa Women’s Champions League final between Lyon and Wolfsburg attracted record viewing figures in both France and Germany.

French free-to-air commercial broadcasters M6 and TF1 have attempted to secure a temporary repayment of around €18m ($20.3

French free-to-air commercial broadcasters M6 and TF1 have asked to defer their rights payments for football’s 2020 European Championship after the tournament was pushed back by a year, it has been reported.

French commercial broadcaster M6 has said it will bid for broadcast rights in the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Uefa’s Europa League revenue in France will fall in the 2021-24 cycle given limited interest in the property in the wake of the fierce contest for rights to the top-tier Champions League.

Live action from the Uefa Europa League is to return to the schedules of M6 after the French free-to-air commercial broadcaster acquired a package of rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24

TF1 and M6’s joint acquisition of Euro 2020 free-to-air rights was struck at a similar per-match fee as the one they paid for the last comparable edition of the tournament, in 2012.

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have jointly acquired free-to-air rights in the country to selected matches from next summer’s Euro 2020 football championship.

French commercial broadcaster M6 has acquired multi-platform rights to Quinté+ horse-racing in the country in a deal that will run to at least June 2020.

The French government strongly encouraged public-service broadcaster France Télévisions to reach an Olympics sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for the 2022 to 2024 cycle to ensure the widest access to the Paris 2024 games, SportBusiness Media understands.

French commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6 have confirmed the acquisition of rights for France national football team matches over four years, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

France’s football federation earned an increase of about 170 per cent in the value of its domestic women’s and youth football media rights last month.

Uefa has failed to secure any meaningful uplift in value for its national team competitions in deals agreed recently in France and Germany. The deals underline that, while Europe remains the bedrock of value for Uefa, it has become a difficult region in which to achieve growth for its national team properties.