CANAL Acquire America’s Cup Broadcast Rights

April 24, 2015

French broadcaster CANAL+ has acquired the broadcast rights to the America’s Cup for more than 50 international territories, including France, Monaco, and French-speaking Switzerland.

Under the new deal, CANAL+ will broadcast live racing and highlights from all events, including the America’s Cup World Series in 2015 and 2016, and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, America’s Cup Qualifiers; Challenger Playoffs; and the Finals in Bermuda in 2017.

“We are delighted to be partnering with CANAL+ again and look forward to engaging French speaking audiences around the world. In recognition of the success of the last Cup, CANAL+ have demonstrated a strong commitment to us and will also offer substantial exposure across all of our events,” commented Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner of the America’s Cup.

Maxime Saada, CANAL+ Group Head of Pay TV Channels said, “CANAL+ Group is proud to once again broadcast America’s Cup in more than 50 international territories and bring to its subscribers around the world this outstanding television experience. The comeback story of the 2013 America’s Cup thrilled our subscribers and remains vivid in their memory.

“We expect the next America’s Cup to stand up to its legacy with exciting new boats, teams and racing formats in the America’s Cup World Series events as well as the final events in Bermuda in 2017.”

America’s Cup broadcast live on premium channel CANAL+ SPORT will also be available full-length on catch-up TV via the CANAL+ On Demand service.

The America’s Cup World Series opens with three events in 2015, beginning with live racing from Portsmouth, UK on the 25th and 26th July.

Organisers previously announced that NBC Sports has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights.

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  1. mumbojumbo says:

    Rights…. Utterly ….amazing…who exactly receives this funding?….

    • Person who knows a little says:

      The sense of entitlement is strong with this one.