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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.

The final of rugby union’s Top 14 will continue to receive free-to-air coverage on France Télévisions after the public broadcaster struck a new rights agreement with the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, operator of …

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has added international rights to its domestic coverage of the Top 14 after agreeing a new deal with the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, operator of the country’s t…