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BeIN Sports France extends LNH rights deal

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has renewed a rights agreement in France for the domestic Ligue Nationale de Handball (LNH) competition.

The new four-season deal will run from 2019-20 to 2022-23.

Under the agreement, beIN Sports will broadcast all matches from the LNH Division 1, which for sponsorship reasons is known as the Lidl StarLigue.

The deal also covers the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophées des Champions competitions.

The broadcaster will show a total of 182 Division 1 games per season, including two prime-time fixtures on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Its coverage will also include the weekly Hand Action magazine show.

BeIN Sports France has been a partner of the LNH since 2014.