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Canal Plus launches rugby companion screen app

IPAD_H_BIENVENUEFrench pay TV operator Canal Plus has launched a companion screen app for rugby fans.

The Canal Rugby App will allow viewers to watch Top 14 French rugby clubs’ matches from a range of different camera positions as they are broadcast live on Canal Plus on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The app will also make available additional video content covering the arrival of players at the stadium, warm ups and other behind the scenes action, post-match interviews and complete coverage of press conferences. Viewers can also access highlights of all Top 14 matches, as well as interviews and analysis.

Other features include the ability to take notes on the match and players and compare these with those of other subscribers and the ability to exchange and share commentary via Twitter.

The launch of the app follows Canal Plus’s successful launch of similar service for football fans, which has been downloaded 700,000 times.