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French Ligue 1 side Metz has signed a three-year kit supply deal with Italian sportswear brand Kappa. The new agreement will run from 2020-21 to 2022-23

American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners is in exclusive talks to acquire an 85-per-cent stake in French soccer club Toulouse FC

Telecoms group Altice has launched a bid to claim back a portion of its annual €350m ($385m) investment in Uefa Champions League and Europa League broadcast rights in France.

The French Football League (LFP) has voted in favour of expanding Ligue 2 from 20 to 22 teams for the 2020-21 season, while Ligue 1 clubs are ready to offer their lower league compatriots an additional…

Ed Hepworth has today (Wednesday) been appointed as the new chief financial officer of Six Nations Rugby

French telco Altice has announced plans to gradually exit the pay-television sports rights market as part of a raft of measures designed to protect its audio-visual business

RMC Sport News, the sports news channel of the French division of telco Altice, is to close at the start of next month, it has been reported

French Ligue 1 clubs have agreed to an equal division of the increase in annual media-rights revenue they will receive during the 2020-24 cycle. The top-tier clubs will earn nearly €1.2bn ($1.3

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, organiser of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor racing event, has teamed up with the World Endurance Championship and Motorsport Games, the racing game developer and esports specialist,…

After a nine-year stint at London's O2 Arena, the NBA is taking its annual European regular-season game to the French capital, in a match-up between the Hornets and Bucks. Going forward, the event will be taken around the continent, moving from city to city on a regular basis. Bob Williams reports.

PSG wants the same kind of brand cachet as baseball’s New York Yankees or Italian motor racing team Ferrari. Frank Dunne reports.

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French football’s second-tier, Ligue 2, is reportedly seeking 12.4 per cent of the Ligue de Football Professionnel’s net media-rights revenues during the upcoming 2020-24 cycle.

French Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais has downgraded its objective of achieving between €43m ($46.5m) and €46m in sponsorship income next season because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Discovery, the media group and owner of pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport and subscription streaming service Dplay, will broadcast the first live golf since before the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown…

French Ligue 1 football club Amiens SC is set to take legal action over its relegation from the top-tier competition

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has said the 2020 French Open could be played behind closed doors, as organisers consider a further shift in the proposed dates for this year’s edition of the grand s…

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is not part of the group of French Ligue 1 bosses meeting with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports to discuss a delayed fee instalment for the international rights …

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe told the Financial Times that the organisation is in talks with the International Olympic Committee about how much of athletics' planned share of this year's Olympic…

The general assembly of France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has today adopted a resolution that will enable the league to take out a state-guaranteed loan to make up for the shortfall in broadcast r…

French rugby union club Sporting Union Agenais (SUA) is set to lose the sponsorship of French discount chain Gifi at the end of the 2020 season

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus will reverse its decision not to pay the final fee instalment for this season’s Top 14 rugby union competition if the move severely impacts clubs’ cash flo…

Canal Plus, the French pay-television broadcaster, has informed France’s Professional Football League (LFP) that it is terminating its media-rights agreement following the decision to end the 2019-20 L…

Chinese conglomerate Nenking Group is now officially the owner of French Ligue 2 side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

The current French Ligue 1 season has been cancelled following a statement from the French prime minister that no sporting events will take place in the country until September

French Ligue 1 side Amiens SC is searching for a new shirt sponsor after sports retailer Intersport signalled its intention to depart from the club

The Qatari investment vehicle Qipco has decided to end major horse racing sponsorships in Ireland and France, but remains committed to its flagship British Champions Day and British Champions Series in…

Formula 1 today (Monday) outlined plans to commence its delayed 2020 season in Austria on July 3-5 as part of a reduced calendar consisting of 15 to 18 races, with the French Grand Prix the latest to fall…

Canal Plus and beIN Sports, the pay-television broadcasters, have reached an agreement with France’s Professional Football League (LFP) over the payment for rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches already p…

This year’s European Athletics Championships in the French capital of Paris, which were scheduled to take place from August 25-30, have been cancelled.

Roxana Mărăcineanu, the Minister of Sports of France, has proposed that the country’s mediator for economic and financial affairs attempts to resolve the dispute over rights fee payments between the Pro…

French media group Vivendi has acquired a 10.6-per-cent stake in Lagardère, the France-based conglomerate that recently sold its sports division to H.I.G.

First-quarter revenues at pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus rose by 9.6 per cent to €1.37bn ($1.4

Plans to introduce electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship (World RX) have been hit with further delays, with 2022 now set to be the earliest the project will be implemented, while the World…

Public broadcaster France Télévisions’ France 4 channel could be saved from closure as a consequence of the increased popularity of its youth and educational content shown during the ongoing Covid-19 loc…

French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has issued its support for the Tour de France’s rescheduled dates, saying that the minimal overlap with tennis’ French Open will ease its scheduling heada…