Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR)
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.
Pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport has acquired exclusive international media rights to the Pro D2, the second division of French club rugby union.
The French division of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport, pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions have acquired rights to domestic rugby union league the Pro D2 under five-year deals.
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby last week secured an increase of 4.2 per cent in the value of the media rights of the top-tier domestic league, the Top 14, despite limited competition.
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The UK rights to the Top 14, French rugby union’s top league, enjoyed a strong increase in value in last week’s deal with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.
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