Paul Roget, Media365: Posted on Sat Jun 10th 2023 at 1:56pm.
The Women’s World Cup should finally be broadcast in France, by M6 and France Télévisions according to L’Equipe.
With just over a month to go until the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, scheduled from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand, will the competition finally find a broadcaster in France? While no agreement has yet been reached to broadcast the World Cup in France, but also in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, the team Saturday reveals that a solution has been found, with a stunning alliance between M6 and France Télévisions.
The duo who will share the matches and the cost of these television rights, which will be less than 10 million euros. The two groups had also negotiated the sharing of Les Bleues meetings outside of the World Cup, the Euros and the Olympics, matches now sold by FFF to W9, a channel affiliated with M6 Group. And there will already be an agreement in principle to broadcast the 2023 World Cup with FIFA, once again reports the sports daily, which specifies that this could be formalized soon.
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Amelie Odia Castera, Minister of Sports, had expressed her confidence in this file, even taking “the commitment that there will indeed be a broadcast”, before ruling that FIFA was “too greedy”, asking “that everyone do a little bit of the trip and that we find a solution” . The head of the authority, Gianni Infantino, threatened not to broadcast the competition, saying that the offers from European broadcasters were “always very disappointing and totally unacceptable”.
After revealing his World Cup roster, Hervé Renard was also optimistic. The Blue Team coach said: “I think we will succeed in finding a consensus in favor of women’s football and this World Cup. I trust the leagues to make sure everything works out. We should have found it a long time ago, but we are not going to bring back the past. We will focus on the present and the future. We hope next week will be very positive. It is important for the image of the French national team and is even the capital of French women’s football.”
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