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TF1 Acquires Rights To Air Champions League Final In France In $3.3M Deal

TF1 has acquired the rights to air the Champions League final in France from pay-TV channel Canal+ for the next three seasons in a €2.5M ($3.3M) a year deal, according to Etienne Moatti of L'EQUIPE. Canal+ was legally forced to put the final up for auction as the game is on the list of "sporting events of major importance" that must air on free-to-air TV. The agreement will see TF1 air the finals in '13, '14 and '15. TF1 beat out M6 and France Télévisons for the rights to European football's biggest club event (L'EQUIPE, 1/15).