France Télévisions renews France U-20 rugby union rights

Public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has extended a rights deal for the France rugby union U-20 national team.

The deal with the FFR, the sport’s governing body in France, will run for five seasons, from 2016-17 to 2020-21.

The rights will be exploited exclusively on the France 4 channel, which has shown U-20 national team games since 2009.

France Télévisions already has rights for France senior national team Test matches and France women’s national team games for the same five-year period.