French pay TV operator Canal+ has secured the rights to carry the country’s Top 14 rugby competition until 2023.
The operator, which currently holds the rights to the competition until 2019, has won the most recent tender offered by the National Rugby League.
Canal+ Group already owns the rights to the ProD2, Super Rugby Rugby Championship and France’s test matches in the southern hemisphere.
According to Canal+, which has held the rights to Top 14 Rugby for 30 years, the popularity of the game has been growing in France and rugby is now the country’s second most popular sport.
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