France Télévisions and Eurosport to show Women’s Rugby World Cup27 February 2017
France Télévisions and Eurosport have won the rights to show the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in France.
The deal means French fans will be able to watch key matches of the competition on a free-to-air basis – including those of the French national team.
In addition to broadcasting, on its free-to-air channels, all matches involving France throughout the tournament, France Télévisions will also show the final live, whether the national team reach the game or not.
France Télévisions and Eurosport previously worked together to broadcast the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France.
This year’s event takes place in Ireland from 9-26 August and features the 12 best women’s rugby teams.
Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to broadcast the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, thus highlighting Eurosport’s commitment to women’s sport.
“Eurosport already shows some of the best events featuring the best women’s athletes including tennis, athletics, cycling and swimming and adding rugby to this growing list will rightly give women’s sport even greater exposure to our viewers.”