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Canal Plus grants Top 14 US exposure through DirecTV tie-up

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has agreed a content partnership with US satellite-television provider DirecTV that will grant the Top 14 domestic rugby union league exposure in the US.

DirecTV customers that subscribe to the ‘FrenchDirect’ package will now have access to Canal Plus International, a new channel that will provide a selection of the best content produced by Canal Plus.

Along with French cinema and entertainment programming, Canal Plus said live sports will be provided, including the Top 14.

Canal Plus is the Top 14’s domestic rights partner and said a selection of the league’s best matches will be provided through the new service, along with the broadcaster’s flagship magazine programmes dedicated to rugby union and football.

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