France

M6 and TF1, the French commercial broadcasters in the process of merging their activities, must lodge their offers for broadcast rights to France’s national team qualifying matches, along with the Uefa E…

French digital terrestrial broadcaster L’Équipe has acquired rights to the finals of Latin American football competitions the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has upped his interest in TF1 to 5.05 per cent and backed the proposed merger of the French commercial free-to-air broadcaster with erstwhile rival M6

Matches from France’s top futsal division will be streamed on a new OTT subscription platform following a five-year deal struck by the French Football Federation and Sportall, the France-based digital m…

Jaume Roures, the chief executive and co-founder of Mediapro, is to attend a hearing of a French parliamentary commission next week following the high-profile collapse of the media group and agency’s F…

MCS Extrême, previously a French pay-television channel focused on extreme sports, has been relaunched as a subscription OTT platform. The MCS Extrême service, which is priced at €4 ($4.73)

Global subscription broadcaster and media company DAZN Group has agreed to sell three sports news portals to Turkish investment company Istanbul Portfoy, as it continues divesting parts of its business…

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its Rugby World Cup rights deal to take in next year’s postponed edition of the women’s tournament in New Zealand, plus France’s staging of the men’s event i…

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired the rights to broadcast the World Padel Tour

The African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, has secured a deal with Fifa for free-to-air rights to qualifying matches for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in 17 countries in sub-Saharan…

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has retained its grip on rights to Formula 1 motor racing in France until 2024

Lionel Messi’s long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday became the most-watched French league match in Spanish viewing history.

Rising sports broadcaster Viacom 18 has secured rights in India for French Ligue 1 football

Subscription broadcaster beIN Sports and Italy’s Lega Serie A have announced a three-season rights renewal in France and Southeast Asia, along with the addition of the rights in Malaysia, Singapore and N…

Pay-per-view and subscription-based sports streaming service Fanseat has acquired rights in France to the Champions Hockey League

A reorganisation in the sports department at Canal Plus, the French pay-television broadcaster, is to lead to the departure of Didier Lahaye, deputy director of sports, it has been reported

Online retail giant Amazon has agreed a deal for French telecoms operator Free to carry its Ligue 1 football coverage during the 2021-22 season, which gets underway tonight