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TF1 shares Rugby World Cup with Canal+

January 19, 2015

From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

TF1 is set to sub-license the French rights to 29 out of the 48 rugby matches of the upcoming 2015 UK World Cup it exclusively holds to pay-TV channel Canal+

The free TV channel will keep all the French national team matches as well as the two semi-finals and the final.

TF1 auctioned the rights with Canal+’s €20 million beating Qatar-owned channel beIN Sports.

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