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The recent carve out of Ligue Féminine de Handball (LFH) rights from the wider package of French handball federation (FFHB) rights may have damaged the LFH’s prospects for coverage after beIN failed to renew their long-standing partnership.

BeIN Media Group has told SportBusiness Media it is in talks with various parties for the domestic free-to-air rights for the Ligue Nationale de Handball competition from 2019 to 2023; one of these parties is understood to be French digital-terrestrial channel L’Équipe TV.

BeIN to pay about €23m per season for Serie A in France, from 2018-19 to 2020-21 Previous beIN deal, from 2015-16 to 2017-18, was worth about €16m per season F

Interview with Didier Quillot, chief executive of the Ligue de Football Professionnel, about the league’s new domestic media-rights deals for Ligue 1, from 2020-21 to 2023-24.

Live free-to-air coverage of France’s games at the new Davis Cup Finals will be shown by TF1 after the French commercial broadcaster announced a rights agreement.

The French women’s handball league begins today (Wednesday) without a production or domestic broadcast rights agreement in place for regular-season games after pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports opted against e…

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports France has decided against pursuing an extension of its rights deal for rugby league’s Super League beyond the conclusion of the 2019 campaign.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has struck a deal with Qatar-headquartered pay-TV broadcaster beIN allowing it to show the African Cup of Nations final between Algeria and Senegal on its subsidiary TMC…

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Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.

European Professional Club Rugby increased the value of its media rights in France by about 50 per cent late last month from deals with beIN Sports and France Télévisions.

Strong competition is expected between France’s main pay-television broadcasters for Uefa Champions League, Formula One and European rugby rights, with all three properties currently on the market.

Fifa secured only a small increase in the value of the men’s World Cup in France last month, signing deals with TF1 and beIN Sports for its 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Telco Altice last week blindsided French broadcasters to acquire Premier League rights in the country with a knockout first-round bid.

The Perform Group is in advanced talks over a deal for Women’s Tennis Association rights in France from 2017, TV Sports Markets understands.

The closure of Canal Plus-owned sports channel Sport Plus has provided French basic-tier broadcaster Ma Chaîne Sport with another opportunity to boost its portfolio, after last month’s deal for domestic basketball rights.

The National Football League has endured mixed fortunes in its early deals in Europe, earning increases in Germany and France but seeing the value of its rights fall in the Netherlands.

The German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports picked up the rights to the Argentinian Primera División this week in a deal with the Pitch International agency.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports easily beat its main rival Canal Plus to land rights to European rugby’s new club tournaments, adding evidence to claims that the previously intense competition between the two broadcasters is cooling.

France’s top football league, Ligue 1, has become the third major rights-holder in just over a month to renew a long-term media-rights deal many years in advance without an open tender.

Interviews with Matt Brabants, senior vice president of global media distribution and business operations, and Elsa Memmi, vice president of global media distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, on the NBA’s global media rights strategy.

Uefa enjoyed differing levels of success in the sales of its club competition rights in France and Southeast Asia last month. The outcome points to a cooling of the French market but suggests there is still margin for substantial growth in several major Asian territories.

Leading figures from the French football and media industries voiced strong and colourful opinions on last week's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 domestic media rights deals to local media

The LFP believes the outcome of last week’s auction for the media rights to Ligue 1 was a moderate success, and that it could not have done much better given market conditions

Last Friday’s French football league rights auction put a large hole in the theory that Al Jazeera-owned pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is an unstoppable force bent on dominating the local market

French handball league is latest winner from pay-TV battle

More exclusivity for Eurosport in new domestic French Open deal