Bandsports acquires Top 14 rights

Brazilian pay-television broadcaster Bandsports has renewed a rights deal for the Top 14 French domestic rugby union tournament.

The deal will run for two seasons, from 2012-13 to 2013-14.

The popularity of rugby union is growing in Brazil. The ‘rugby sevens’ version of the sport will make its debut as an Olympic sport at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.