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Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus is facing a big loss on international rights to the French Top 14 rugby union competition following difficulties securing distribution in key markets.

Public broadcaster France Télévisions renewed its free-to-air rights to the final of the country’s Top 14 rugby union club competition for the 2019-23 cycle at around the same level as its previous deal, SportBusiness Media understands.

The Ligue Nationale de Rugby’s desire for greater revenues drove the shift to a minimum guarantee from a pure revenue share in its renewal of the Top 14 international rights distribution contract with Canal Plus.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has reached an agreement over outstanding broadcast rights payments with Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), organiser of French rugby union’s Top 14 and Pro D…

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus will not pay the final rights fee instalment for this season’s Top 14 rugby union competition, it has been reported.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has agreed with the Ligue Nationale de Rugby to change the timeslots from next season for the top two matches each week in the domestic Top 14 rugby union league

France's Ligue Nationale de Rugby has begun a search for head of broadcast rights and content