French Cup comes exclusively on beIN SPORTS
For the next 4 years – so until 2026/2027 – beIN SPORTS will be the only one to broadcast all the games of the French Cup from the 32nd final. The Qatari channel did indeed regain the TV rights at the end of last year to the detriment of Eurosport.
As with the FIFA World Cup, beIN SPORTS will not be the only channel responsible for broadcasting the matches. France Télévisions will also broadcast part of the Coupe de France, but only a few posters in the form of regional stands.
French Cup calendar
The French Cup will be played between January and next April, in parallel with the Ligue 1 and European Cup games for the respective clubs. On January 8, between the 6th round, the 32nd round will be held with the arrival of League 1 clubs:
Friday January 6 : 4 matches at 6:00 p.m., especially the introduction of Paris Saint Germain, who will face Strasbourg against Angers and especially against Châteauroux at 9:00 p.m. In France, the interest in the cup is often in these “impossible” matches, which pit Ligue 2 or even National 1 (3rd division) teams against European-wide Ligue 1 teams. History has also shown that “favorites” are not always the ones who qualify after prime time…
Saturday, January 7 : 13 matches from 13:00 to 18:00, including Olympique de Lyon vs FC Metz, Monaco Rodez and OM against Hyères. At 20:45 in prime time, today’s shock will take place between Girondins de Bordeaux and Stade Rennais.
Sunday, January 8 : 10 matches against Lannion-Toulouse and Dunkerque-Auxerre from 15:30 to 18:00 and LOSC Lille against Troyers at 20:45. This final day’s special: The draw to determine which match will be played in the round of 16, which will be broadcast on January 22.
The rest of the competition:
- Round of 16 on February 8, 2023
- 1/4 final on March 1, 2023
- Semi-finals April 5, 2023
- The final will be held on April 29, 2023 at the Stade de France
How to watch matches with beIN SPORTS?
beIN SPORTS is available on your internet box’s TV decoder and “streaming” via the channel’s app. To watch matches on your TV connected to your carrier box, you need to subscribe to the channel. It is available:
- Free on Freebox decoder channel 31 for €14.99 per month (no obligation)
- 15€ per month without commitment on Orange or upgrade to 12€ with a one-year commitment
- €14.99 per month with no obligation at SFR (or €19 per month for 1 year additionally with RMC Sports)
- €14.99 per month without commitment at Bouygues Telecom
- €34.99 with Canal+ Sport subscription (€22.99 for under 26s)
If your access provider doesn’t have a TV decoder, you can watch beIN SPORTS via its Connect app, and you can get it for €15 a month without obligation. The app is compatible with computers, Apple TV, consoles, Android decoder, smart TV, chromecast and of course smartphones and tablets.
In addition to the Coupe de France, beIN SPORTS will delight racing fans in general with:
- All football matches from UEFA Champions League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A
- exclusive Africa Cup of Nations
- Only American basketball (NBA).
- 3 games per week in American football (NFL)
- exclusive Wimbledon tennis tournament
- many sports (rugby, baseball, volleyball, handball…)
Our tip: subscribe to beIN SPORTS and… enjoy Disney+ for free!
Football on TV is good, but it’s started to become redundant in the last few weeks. Some operators contribute “home peace” currently offering a package that combines sports and movies/series. Until January 21st, Bouygues Telecom is offering the beIN SPORTS & Disney+ limited series for just €14.99. For the price of beIN, the operator “offers” you a subscription to the Disney+ video-on-demand platform and its huge catalog of movies, cartoons and series.
The same package on Orange is available for €15 per month for Livebox subscribers who subscribed before February 1. An opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and please the whole family!