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.
Amaury Sport Organisation secured a small increase in the value of its domestic rights, including the Tour de France, in last month’s five-year renewal with France Télévisions.
Joseph Rivers, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in selected European markets for the 2016 Paralympic Games.
David Svenson, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in selected European markets for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The French tennis federation last week secured an increase of just over 11 per cent in the value of its domestic French Open rights after agreeing an early renewal with France Télévisions.
Uefa increased the value of the women’s European Championship tournament hugely in a deal with France Télévisions last month.
France Télévisions last month retained its hold on Six Nations and national team test rugby in long-term deals, increasing its fees for both by about 25 per cent.
Canal Plus’s recent loss of English Premier League rights in France helped the value of Coupe de la Ligue media rights increase by 119 per cent last month.
France Télévisions last week sublicensed rights to the summer Olympic Games of 2016 and 2020, recouping a decent portion of its investment.
The French second-tier rugby union league, the Pro D2, took advantage of strong competition for its rights to secure a massive fee increase in new deals agreed last week.
The domestic media rights value of French rugby union’s Top 14 final increased strongly in new deals agreed last week.
France Télévisions last week agreed a deal covering the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, taking European Professional Club Rugby to a strong rights fee from the French market.
Eurosport France, the French arm of the pan-regional broadcaster, has renewed its non-exclusive domestic rights to cycling’s Tour de France.
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.