beIN SPORTS France And Ligue Nationale De Handball Extend Partnership Until 2026
November 9, 2021
Ligue Nationale de Handball (LNH) and beIN SPORTS France have today extended their broadcasting agreement for 3 additional seasons. With the current deal due to expire in 2023, the new agreement means that the partnership which began in 2014 will continue until at least 2026.
As part of their agreement, beIN SPORTS and the LNH will jointly provide comprehensive coverage of all men’s professional handball competitions. beIN SPORTS will produce three games a round from the Liqui Moly StarLigue*, as well as broadcasting the matches on beIN’s premium channels.
Additionally, LNH will manage production of the remaining matches** which will be accessible via the lnh.fr platform.
News of the renewal of the agreement comes just months after the French men’s and women’s teams secured handball gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, meaning beIN SPORTS viewers will get to enjoy many of France’s Olympians in action across their platforms.
Florent Houzot, Director of Programs and On Air at beIN SPORTS France: “We are delighted to continue this emblematic partnership with the LNH until 2026. Since 2014, beIN SPORTS has been supporting the development of the clubs, league and more widely the sport across France. Together, through reflections, innovations but also realistic objectives, we have been able to enhance the championship within a long-term strategy. With qualified editorial treatment and exemplary production, but also by providing coverage of the championship to as many people as possible, we position ourselves as a true partner of the rights holder, as with each of our acquisitions. This partnership also allows beIN SPORTS to significantly consolidate its premium omnisport offering to the viewers.”
David Tebib, President of the LNH: “In a world of sport where TV rights agreements are frequently called into question, the constant scope extension of our agreements is a formidable signal. It provides professional men’s handball with the visibility it needs to continue and accelerate its development. It also reflects a mutual trust that has grown steadily since the arrival of beIN SPORTS by our side in 2014. With our official broadcaster, we can see the future in a big way, and work in close consultation on the possible creation of a common OTT offer, in order to guarantee fans an ever richer hand pro experience, adapted to changes in the consumption of sport in the media. “
This deal further strengthens beIN SPORTS’ long-term and leading position in France. beIN SPORTS’ incredible rights portfolio in France includes the UEFA Champions League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, other European leagues and African football, the FIFA World Cup 2022, Wimbledon and WTA tennis, the NBA, NFL, the rugby European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup; alongside a variety of other handball, swimming, rugby, boxing, e-sports rights and much more.