Top 14 strikes €454.4m deal with Canal+

The deal extends to €113.6million per season
The deal extends to €113.6million per season

As a big boost to Top 14 competition, the organisers have secured a four-year contract extension with Canal + in a deal worth €454.4m.

The new deal which has been signed starting from 2023/24 season until 2026/27 will see the Top 14 receiving €113.6million per year which is a 17 per cent increase from the current contract.

The contract will allow the broadcaster to have exclusive coverage of all the Top 14 matches including the knock out games and the final apart from airing near live clips and highlights across its digital platforms.

LNR president Paul Goze is delighted with the deal announcement and is confident it will boost the league further.

“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. The Top 14 is the most attractive championship in the world and a magnificent showcase of club rugby in France," said Goze.

“The commitment of the LNR and clubs to support training, modernise the stadiums and offer a high-level competition with suspense all season closed by the big event of the final stages has been fruitful.

"The new increase in audiovisual rights resulting from this call for tenders will allow professional rugby and the whole of French rugby to continue its development dynamic.”