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French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and Formula One Management activated an option to extend their F1 rights agreement by two years, to the end of 2022, SportBusiness Media understands.

TF1 and M6’s joint acquisition of Euro 2020 free-to-air rights was struck at a similar per-match fee as the one they paid for the last comparable edition of the tournament, in 2012.

Mediapro’s accusation of impropriety in the Uefa Champions League tender process in France has cast a cloud over a record rights-fee outcome for Uefa in the country. But the agency’s threat to take Uefa to court may not be credible, industry experts told SportBusiness Media.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 was expecting to recoup 40 per cent of its outlay on the 2019 Rugby World Cup from its ill-fated attempt to find a sublicensee, SportBusiness Media understands.

The French government strongly encouraged public-service broadcaster France Télévisions to reach an Olympics sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for the 2022 to 2024 cycle to ensure the widest access to the Paris 2024 games, SportBusiness Media understands.

Sunday evening’s Uefa Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain attracted strong free-to-air audiences in both France and Germany, including a record prime-time audience in F…

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has added free-to-air rights to Lyon’s Uefa Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich to its already acquired rights to the final in a new sublicensing agreement w…

French commercial broadcaster TF1 is to offer its coverage of the 2019-20 Uefa Champions League final in ultra high-definition, as part of an expanded commitment to the format

The final of this season’s Uefa Champions League in Lisbon will receive significant free-to-air coverage in France after the commercial broadcaster TF1 finalised a sublicensing deal with the Altice-owned p…

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French commercial broadcaster TF1 has acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup after taking up an option in its deal for the 2015 tournament, TV Sports Markets understands.

Formula One Management has increased its media-rights income from France following last week’s free-to-air deal with commercial broadcaster TF1.

Uefa has failed to secure any meaningful uplift in value for its national team competitions in deals agreed recently in France and Germany. The deals underline that, while Europe remains the bedrock of value for Uefa, it has become a difficult region in which to achieve growth for its national team properties.

Fifa secured only a small increase in the value of the men’s World Cup in France last month, signing deals with TF1 and beIN Sports for its 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

French commercial broadcaster TF1's deal to show a further 11 matches from Euro 2016 will enhance the tournament’s free-to-air reach.

Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews the most-watched events of 2014 in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Uefa enjoyed differing levels of success in the sales of its club competition rights in France and Southeast Asia last month. The outcome points to a cooling of the French market but suggests there is still margin for substantial growth in several major Asian territories.

Last Friday’s French football league rights auction put a large hole in the theory that Al Jazeera-owned pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is an unstoppable force bent on dominating the local market

More exclusivity for Eurosport in new domestic French Open deal

Mediaset’s €700m Champions League gamble is part of Italo/Spanish pay-TV plan

Discovery’s accelerated takeover raises big questions about the future of Eurosport's EBU rights deals...

Top 14 rights saga is case study in the use of market power

TF1 pays less for France matches but Uefa still happy with deal

TF1’s Le Lay says focus is now on major events

Interview with Laurent-Éric Le Lay, head of sports rights acquisitions for TF1 and head of TF1 Publicité, on why the French commercial broadcaster has bought rights to France national team football matches.

TF1 deal keeps IRB on course for 'richest World Cup ever' in 2015

Pauline McVey analyses domestic audiences on free-to-air television for the Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers in Europe’s five biggest markets, and in Portugal L

Eurosport set to tie up French Open in long-term deal to cement its grip on grand slam tennis

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League in Europe’s big five markets U

Amaury Sport Organisation does an early deal to renew its domestic rights deal for the Tour de France with French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions, taking advantage of the weakness of its commercial rivals.