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RMC Sport holds back payment on LNB basketball rights

SIG Strasbourg and ASVEL Lyon compete in the LNB Pro A (by Elyxandro Cegarra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

RMC Sport, the French pay-television broadcaster operated by telco Altice, has not paid the second half of its annual €10m ($10.9m) fee for rights to club basketball competitions organised by the Ligue Nationale de Basket.

RMC Sport holds the exclusive rights to French basketball, with television rights said to account for 57 per cent of the LNB’s budget for 2019-20.

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