Top 14

France’s rugby league issues call to tender for media rights

France’s professional rugby football body, the LNR, last week launched an invitation to tender for media rights, following hard on the heels of the country’s professional football body, the LFP. The latter is re-tendering rights returned to it by Spanish broadcaster Mediapro after it failed to maintain payments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Canal+ makes peace with French rugby league

French pay TV provider Canal+ has struck an agreement with the country’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby over terms of payment for the pay TV operator’s rights to the current season of the Top 14 and PRO D2 competitions, which have been suspended due to the coronavirus lockdown. Under the terms of the agreement Canal+ will […]

Canal+ to launch dedicated EPL, Top 14 digital channels

Canal+ will launch two new league-specific sports channels.  Speaking to L’Equipe, the broadcaster’s marketing and commercial director Christophe Pinard-Legry said that the two new channels will launch on December 26 on its MyCanal streaming service at no additional cost.  The channels will be dedicated to the English Premier League, and French Rugby Union’s Top 14.  […]

Canal+ secures Top 14 until 2023

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 […]

BeIN Sport secures suspension of Canal+’s rugby deal

Al Jazeera-owned sports networks BeIN Sports has secured the suspension of rival Canal+’s exclusive five-year deal with France’s national rugby league (LNR) for coverage of first division or ‘Top 14’ matches over the next five seasons from the country’s competition regulator. The Competition Authority’s ruling will come into effect after the 2014-15 season so as […]