This is a very good news for lovers of the round ball. Despite the very particular circumstances of the edition 2019-2020 of the champions League, the final of the competition will, once again, broadcast in the clear. TF1 have co-acquired the broadcast rights from Altice, the parent company of RMC Sport, which holds the broadcast rights of the competition, " explains the Team.
On Sunday 23 August, from 21 hours, the kick-off of the final of the competition will be given therefore, live on RMC Sport, but also on TF1. On the first channel, the meeting will be commented by the duo reference chain : Grégoire Margotton - Bixente Lizararu. If it is RMC Sport that has, up to the end of the season 2021, the broadcasting rights of the champions League in france, the French legislation imposes a broadcast in the clear, the title of the sporting events of major importance. Last year, the final had been aired on BFMTV, a chain which also belongs to the group Altice. The broadcast was then made to react the CSA considered contrary to the convention of the string.
A French club at the rendezvous ?
Two French clubs are still in contention in the competition : PSG and Lyon. The first is already guaranteed to face Atalanta in Bergamo on the occasion of the quarter-finals. The second should his side play the eighth-finals against Juventus Turin. The winner will face Real Madrid or Manchester City. Because of health concerns related to the pandemic coronavirus, UEFA has opted for a format that is very special this year. It is indeed a tournament, be fully played in Lisbon, Portugal, between 12 and 23 August.
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For TF1, this announcement has the air of a reunion with the competition. Until 2015, the channel was broadcasting very often the competition. Then, it is the group Channel, which had acquired the rights for his channel D8, which became C8. The TF1 group also knows that it will broadcast the finals from 2022 and for three seasons, following a tender won in the month of November. Nothing is yet decided for the final of the season 2020-2021.