France

French free-to-air commercial broadcaster TF1 has built on its handball coverage by acquiring rights to the Olympic qualifying tournament in which the national team will compete

Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Olympique Lyonnais, has reportedly raised the prospect of the French Football League (LFP) suing pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group in an escalation of the…

French commercial broadcaster M6 has said it will bid for broadcast rights in the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus posted another decline in subscriber numbers in France in 2019, although the rate of decrease slowed, according to parent company Vivendi’s year-end results.

French pay-television broadcasters Canal Plus and beIN Sports have announced the formal completion of their exclusive distribution and Ligue 1 sub-licensing deal

The member unions of the Six Nations rugby union tournament have agreed to pool their media rights, including autumn internationals and other test matches, ahead of the anticipated investment from CVC…

French telecoms operator Free is developing an app to showcase its near-live rights to French football’s Ligue 1 from the 2020-21 season onwards.

The French Football League (LFP) has joined Spanish counterpart LaLiga by announcing plans to introduce Intel True View technology for its broadcasters and digital platforms

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

The rescheduling of European Handball Federation Champions League matches to midweek is proving a sticking point in Infront’s efforts to negotiate a new rights round in France, SportBusiness Media understands. 

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and Formula One Management activated an option to extend their F1 rights agreement by two years, to the end of 2022, SportBusiness Media understands.

Uefa’s Europa League revenue in France will fall in the 2021-24 cycle given limited interest in the property in the wake of the fierce contest for rights to the top-tier Champions League.

TF1 and M6’s joint acquisition of Euro 2020 free-to-air rights was struck at a similar per-match fee as the one they paid for the last comparable edition of the tournament, in 2012.

Mediapro, the production and agency group heavily involved in sports broadcasting, has submitted the application for its new pay-television service in France to the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel …

The French Football League (LFP) has delayed the launch of its MyLigue 1 over-the-top platform until at least this summer, with the streaming service potentially not going live until as late as summer…

French media group Vivendi has said it will appeal a ruling from a Milan court rejecting its requests to suspend the resolutions adopted by Mediaset over its MediaForEurope (MFE) project

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired rights to the forthcoming boxing world title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

German media group ProSiebenSat.1 posted a record market share in the key 14-to-49 year-old audience demographic last night with its live coverage of the NFL Super Bowl

Subscription broadcaster beIN Sports has increased its portfolio of broadcast rights in France to Fina- and LEN-sanctioned events in a new agreement with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European…

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

The French Professional Football League (LFP) has launched websites to showcase content from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 that include a new feature called MyLigue. The two sites — www.ligue1conforama.f

Laurent Eichinger, the chief executive of RMC Sport, is leaving his position less than 12 months after joining the Altice-owned subscription broadcaster

Vivendi-owned pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has retained rights to motor racing’s Formula 1 for another two seasons, it has been reported.

A charity tennis match between stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be shown in France by L'Équipe, the free-to-air digital terrestrial broadcaster.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has landed rights to all 51 matches, including 28 of them exclusively, to this summer’s Euro 2020 football championship.

The French Olympic committee’s ‘Sport in France’ free-to-air channel has agreed a deal with France’s National Volleyball League (LNV) to broadcast the men’s and women’s top-tier competitions for the rem…

The Conseil d'État, the highest administrative court in France, has ruled that free-to-air news channel BFM TV, which is owned by telco Altice, was not authorised to broadcast last season’s Uefa Champions Le…

Mediapro, the production group and media-rights agency, has picked up the two remaining rights packages to France’s Ligue 1 from 2020-21 to 2023-24.

French public broadcaster France Télévisions has retained its rights to figure skating’s European and World Championships until 2023.

Live action from the Uefa Europa League is to return to the schedules of M6 after the French free-to-air commercial broadcaster acquired a package of rights from 2021-22 to 2023-24

French pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus is to launch dedicated digital channels to showcase its coverage of the English Premier League and French rugby union’s Top 14.

Mediapro, the agency and production group, has signed off on the acquisition of rights in France to the Uefa Europa League and new Europa Conference League across the 2021-24 cycle

Mediapro, the Spanish production group and agency, will not pursue legal action against Uefa following the recent Uefa Champions League media rights auction in France

An invitation to tender has been launched by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) for the broadcast production of its events from 2021 to 2023, including its flagship French Open

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, has added a package of Uefa Europa League rights to its recently-acquired rights to the top-tier Champions League from 2021-22 to 2023-24

Canal Plus and beIN Sports, the French pay-TV broadcasters, have unveiled the details of a proposed exclusive distribution and sublicensing agreement, including the on-sale of French Ligue 1 broadcast…

Erlinda Tabla has been promoted to a role overseeing legal activities at the French operations of Eurosport, the international pay-TV sports broadcaster, and its parent company Discovery