Holder so far of all the matches of the World Cup, TF1 has decided to sublicense 28 matches of the competition to two other major audiovisual groups in the clear: France Télévisions and M6.
The sharing. TF1 will not be the only television channel to broadcast the 2023 Rugby World Cup organized in France. Indeed, M6 and France Télévisions will also broadcast meetings. But beware, TF1 remains the main broadcaster with 20 matches on the program, against 18 for M6 and 10 for France Télévisions.
TF1 will broadcast three of the four group matches of the XV of France, including the clash which will serve as the opening match: France-New Zealand, scheduled for Friday September 8 (9 p.m.). The channel will also broadcast France-Uruguay (Thursday September 14 at 9 p.m.) and France-Italy (Friday October 6 at 9 p.m.).
A first for M6
The two best quarter-finals including that of the Blues (if they are qualified) will be awarded to TF1. The channel will program the two semi-finals, the match for third place and of course the final.
France Télévisions is pleased to announce the exclusive and live broadcast of 10 matches of the Rugby World Cup 2023 (including a match of the XV of France). pic.twitter.com/wqPWXZ2Fnm
— Laurent Eric Le Lay (@LaurentEric) January 11, 2023
France Télévisions is back broadcasting the Rugby World Cup. The French group had not broadcast the competition since the 2011 World Cup. It will broadcast a match by Fabien Galthié’s troupe: France-Namibia (Thursday September 21 at 9 p.m.). Regarding M6, this is a first. The Rugby World Cup had never been broadcast on the channel before.