France

French motorsport-focused channel Automoto La Chaîne has renewed its broadcast rights to the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) for 2021 and 2022.

The 2021 French Open is set to commence with attendances of up to 1,000 fans at Roland Garros’ three main showcourts for the tennis grand slam.

L’Équipe, the French digital terrestrial channel, and start-up OTT streaming platform Sportall have acquired rights in the 2021-24 cycle to all French Athletics Federation (FFA) events and Diamond League me…

ES1, the French channel solely devoted to esports, has agreed a non-exclusive deal with the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the governing body for French football, to broadcast eLigue1

France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby has signed up gambling platform Betclic as a sponsor of its Top 14 competition.

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus does not intend to acquire rights to all French Ligue 1 matches after its existing, short-term agreement expires at the end of the current season, it has been reported

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) is exploring the possibility of giving Ligue 1 referees microphones in a move to enhance broadcast coverage of the top-tier competition.

French Ligue 1 football club Girondins de Bordeaux has been placed under the protection of the Bordeaux Commercial Court after US investment fund King Street pulled its funding amid continued financial…

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has secured Kipsta as its new ball supplier.

Mixed martial arts promotion the Professional Fighters League has agreed media-rights deals for the 2021 season with pay-television broadcaster RMC Sport in France and media company Bild in Germany

French media group Vivendi has been ordered to pay €1.7

Sports streaming service Fanseat has acquired rights to show Asian Football Confederation major national and club team tournaments for 2021 and 2022

US-based automobile manufacturer Jeep has opted to end its agreement with the Ligue Nationale de Basket in which it served as the title sponsor of its top-tier club competition the Pro A, reports L'Équipe.

French pay-television broadcaster RMC Sport is thought to have elected to retain exclusive rights to the forthcoming Uefa Champions League semi-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City

Olympic TOP sponsor Atos has signed with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games as the exclusive Official Cybersecurity Services and Operations Supporter for the event

French Ligue 1 football club AS Saint-Étienne is seeking a new owner, with a “reputable” investment bank having been engaged to secure fresh investment.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 is reportedly in talks with RMC Sport to sublicense the latter’s rights to the Paris Saint-Germain versus Manchester City Uefa Champions League semi-final.