M6 Lands World Cup 2026, 2030 Rights


M6 Group has beat out TF1 for the French free-to-air rights to the 2026 and 2030 editions of the World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup 2026 will take place across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, while the 2030 edition will be hosted by Spain, Portugal and Morocco. M6 already has the rights to UEFA Euro 2024 and Europa League until June 2024, the Champions League final from 2025 to 2027 and matches for the French women’s football team until 2027.

“We are delighted with this historical agreement for M6 Group and to welcome this legendary competition to our channels,” said M6 Chairman Nicolas de Tavernost. “This commitment reflects the group’s deep commitment and leadership in sport.”

Romy Gai, FIFA’s chief business officer, noted, “FIFA is delighted to welcome Groupe M6 as the official free-to-air broadcaster of the 2026 and 2030 editions of the FIFA World Cup, with an expanded format. The agreement with the M6 Group will enable French viewers to enjoy free-to-air broadcasts of the main matches of these two global events. We are delighted with this long-term partnership with the M6 Group, which will undoubtedly contribute to the success and popularity of our flagship competitions in France.”