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Canal Plus buys America’s Cup rights

Source telecompaper


French pay TV group Canal Plus has acquired rights to the America’s Cup sailing competition for over 50 markets, including France, Monaco, French-speaking Switzerland. Canal Plus Sport and Canal Plus on demand channels will broadcast races live and produce highlights programmes. Coverage to include the America’s Cup World Series 2015-2016, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and from May 2017 in Bermuda, the challenger eliminations leading toward the 35th America’s Cup in June 2017. Canal Plus covered the America’s Cup in 2013.