The Champions League final will be broadcast in clear on TF1 and in encrypted form on RMC Sport on Sunday, August 23 at 9 p.m., TF1 said in a press release on Friday. TF1 acquired the rights to unscramble the final from Altice, the parent company of RMC Sport, which holds the rights to the competition for the period 2018-2021.
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A final commented in particular by Lizarazu
The final will be commented on TF1 by the duo Grégoire Margotton - Bixente Lizarazu, live from the Luz stadium in Lisbon. The Champions League final is one of the so-called major sporting events, which must be broadcast on a free-to-air channel. As for the French teams, Paris Saint-Germain has already qualified for the quarter-finals, and Olympique Lyonnais plays its qualification on August 7 on the land of the Italian champion, Juventus of Turin, beaten 1-0 in going to Lyon.
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Clear finals on TF1 until 2024
Altice leaves the hand after a complicated 2019 edition: the group had chosen to broadcast the final unencrypted on BFMTV , despite a prior warning from the CSA. The regulator highlighted its status as a news channel, incompatible with the broadcasting of live sporting events. Ignoring this opinion, BFMTV had attracted 2.5 million viewers, and won a formal notice from the CSA.
TF1 will also broadcast the final of the Champions League in the clear for the seasons from 2021 to 2024. The rest of the matches will be broadcast by Canal + and beIN Sports, which won against RMC Sport.