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Canal Plus and LNR agree rights fee payment compromise

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French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has reached an agreement over outstanding broadcast rights payments with Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), organiser of French rugby union’s Top 14 and Pro D2 divisions.

The news was announced following the LNR executive committee’s ratification today (Tuesday) of the decision to end the 2019-20 Top 14 and Pro D2 seasons in the wake of the suspension caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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