Fédération Française de Football (FFF)
The French Football Federation (FFF) has extended rights deals with public-service broadcaster France Télévisions and sports broadcaster Eurosport for the Coupe de France club knockout tournament.
The French Commercial Court has ruled that a tender launched in 2010 for rights covering the second tier of football in the country, Ligue 2, was illegal.
The French Football Federation will launch its first channel on video-sharing website Dailymotion on Saturday, with the new platform dedicated to live coverage of the domestic game’s various amateur championships.
Public-service broadcaster France Télévisions and the Eurosport France division of the pan-regional sports broadcaster have retained media rights for the Coupe de France club football knockout tournament.
France’s football federation earned an increase of about 170 per cent in the value of its domestic women’s and youth football media rights last month.
The French football federation increased the value of its domestic Coupe de France media rights by about 33 per cent in a joint renewal with France Télévisions and Eurosport.
Beleaguered French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has retained a host of golf properties and added third-tier domestic football rights in recent weeks as it seeks to stem subscriber losses.
Bids for a domestic package of rights in France to the Coupe de France football club knockout competitions for men and women and Division 1 Féminine, the country’s top division of women’s football, have failed to meet the reserve price, according to French newspaper l’Equipe.
Fédération Française de Football, the governing body of football in France, has invited bids for a series of rights that include the Coupe de France club knockout competition and the France national U-21 team.