The audiovisual rights for the Top 14 have been awarded to Canal + for four seasons, from 2023-2024, the National Rugby League announced on Tuesday after its call for tenders.
The encrypted channel won the contract for a total amount of € 113.6 million per season.
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This is an "increase of 17% compared to the current amount of rights", welcomes in a press release the LNR, which had set the reserve price at 105 M € per season for all three lots put. at stake, all won by the encrypted channel.
Near-live excerpts and digital summaries
Packs 1 and 2 covered the rights to broadcast matches live and in full, as well as magazines, and pack 3 covered competition coverage in the form of near-live clips and summaries for digital exploitation. .
"The success of this call for tenders is the result of several years of construction and strong political choices to make the Top 14 a great competition", comments in the press release the president of the LNR, Paul Goze.
"The new increase in audiovisual rights resulting from this call for tenders will allow professional rugby and French rugby as a whole to continue its development dynamic," he adds.
Historic Top 14 broadcaster, Canal + was awarded in 2018 the rights until the end of the 2022-2023 season for a sum of € 388 million, or 97 million per season.