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Public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has enhanced its coverage of European club rugby union competition the Champions Cup through an expanded agreement covering at least the three seasons spanning 20…

The Ligue Nationale de Rugby, the governing body of the Top 14, will launch its new Super Sevens competition on February 1 next year, it said on Tuesday

Pay-television broadcaster RMC Sport has acquired exclusive rights in France for the heavily-anticipated boxing rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua

Japan bowed out of its Rugby World Cup yesterday (Sunday) by setting yet more broadcast records, while New Zealand telco Spark said its under-fire service worked efficiently throughout quarter-final weekend

Canal Plus’s overall individual subscriber base in France dropped from 8.1 million to 7.9

The Transat, the world’s oldest professional solo sailing race, has a new title sponsor in French banking brand CIC.

The Lagardère Sports agency has agreed a two-year extension to its partnership with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to remain one of the official hospitality agencies of Roland-Garros grand slam tournament …

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, is expected to soon finalise the sale of its broadcast rights to the 2020 Olympic Games to Eurosport, the Discovery-owned broadcaster that already holds the rights…

The French government today moved to help public-service broadcaster France Télévisions better compete for sports rights as its Council of State recommended the reintroduction of advertising during live s…

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The victory of the French men’s national team in the Fifa World Cup has triggered performance bonuses in three of its sponsorship deals and opened up new product licensing and regional sponsorship opportunities. Ben Cronin speaks to FFF marketing director François Vasseur about the commercial impact of the win.

After authorities finally gave the green light to the redevelopment of Roland-Garros - following years of false starts - SportBusiness International examines the plan to add breathing space to the cluttered venue.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the South African bid.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has renewed rights to the Basketball Champions League for another two seasons

A Madrid court has suspended a decision by shareholders of the Spanish arm of Italian broadcaster Mediaset to merge the two entities in a move that French media group Vivendi has claimed as a win

French soccer club Olympique Lyonnais is looking to take over a National Women's Soccer League team, according to reports in France

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis

French Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille has struck a sponsorship agreement with Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota that will incorporate its Lexus brand

Messaging service Rakuten Viber has signed a three-year deal with e-Ligue 1, the esports offshoot of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the French football league

Commercial free-to-air broadcaster TF1 and pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus have secured the rights in France to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship as the property enjoys a healthy i…

The new over-the-top platform expected to be launched by the French Football League (LFP) at the start of next year will be called My Ligue 1, it has been reported

Sports AI and data company Stats Perform has extended deals with beIN Media Group for betting video rights to club competitions organised by the French Football League (LFP) and Turkish Football Federation

The IAAF World Athletics Championships’ sparse attendances and complaints over searing heats for marathon races have failed to dissuade the German television audience as viewing figures pick up in the c…

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has responded to competitive pressures in the market with another sharp temporary fee reduction for new subscribers to its digital services

French football's Olympique Lyonnais has announced Crédit Agricole Centre-Est, a regional arm of the French financial institution, as an official partner of its women’s team.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has awarded hosting rights for its 2022 and 2024 Track World Championships to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Ballerup, respectively, while Nantes will stage the BMX…

An invitation to submit offers (ISO) will soon be launched in the US market for rights to the Uefa Champions League, the Europa League and the new third-tier Europa Conference League covering the 2021-22…

Second-round bids from French broadcasters for rights to the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship are expected to more than double the rights fee currently generated by the property.

Nutritional supplements brand Herbalife Nutrition France has a become an Official Sponsor of the Olympique Lyonnais women’s team in a one-year deal to June 30, 2020.

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus appears to have renewed its broadcast deal in France for the NHL North American ice hockey league

The French division of the Infront agency has agreed a two-year deal with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to become one of the official hospitality agencies for the Roland-Garros grand slam tournament…

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired rights to the latter stages of this year’s edition of the Paris Masters ATP World Tour tennis event, which it will showcase on its C8 digital t…

Paris 2020 is set to stage a number of events outside of the Stade Charléty during its hosting of next year’s European Athletics Championships.

French pay-TV broadcaster Canal Plus is making ultra high-definition coverage of the entirety of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and two English Premier League matches per week available to its subscribers

French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonias has added food delivery service Deliveroo and menswear brand Teddy Smith to its sponsorship portfolio

Broadcast rights in France to the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League will hit the market next month as the Team Marketing agency begins the sales process for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle

French cooperative bank Crédit Mutuel has signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the French Athletics Federation (FFA).