Canal Plus (France)
French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has renewed a rights deal for the NHL North American ice hockey league.
France’s competition authority, l'Autorité de la Concurrence, has blocked an exclusive carriage deal between Canal Plus and pay-television rival beIN Sports.
French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has retained rights for the Top 14, the top division of rugby union in the country.
Canal Plus has confirmed that it has agreed a five-year deal, from 2016 to 2020, to become the exclusive carriage partner in France for rival pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports’ channels.
Vivendi-owned Canal Plus has signed an exclusive distribution deal with rival pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports France, according to daily newspaper Le Monde.
Vincent Bolloré, chief executive of media company Vivendi, has held talks about agreeing a carriage deal with, and acquiring a stake in, pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports France – according to a report in French newspaper Libération.