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.
French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has opted to broadcast the final of the Davis Cup national team tennis tournament this weekend.
Media company Vivendi has increased its stake in the French unit of its Canal Plus broadcaster to 93.6 per cent following a public tender offer.
The French Basketball League (LNB) has terminated its contract with Canal Plus after the pay-television broadcaster closed its Sport Plus channel.