The Best TV Packages To Watch Live Sports in France in 2020
With an exciting year of live sports and competitions ahead, fans obviously want to make sure they have the right TV packages in France to follow their favourite football, rugby, tennis or cycling tournaments. The good news is that all RMC Sport, BeIN Sports, Eurosport and CANAL + all have attractive offers covering multiple sports and events. Find out all about their channels, prices and more below.
RMC Sport, a comprehensive sports package
The French broadband operator SFR’s channel known as SFR Sport was replaced the RMC Sport TV bundle in 2018.
What the RMC Sport package includes
- RMC Sport 1 in 4K definition, a channel dedicated to European football matches, with extensive coverage of the UEFA, Europa League and Premier League competitions.
- RMC Sport 2, a channel covering basketball, athletics and rugby tournaments
- RMC Sport 3, a channel providing coverage of horse-riding competitions and extreme sports such as the Winter and Summer X Games and the Surf World League
- RMC Sport 4, a channel dedicated to all things combat and boxing; as well as MMA events
- RMC Sport News, (formerly BFM Sport), which is a news-based channel with news coverage and debates. Its popular late-night show, Footqui, provides commentary on the matches that occurred during the day.
If you wish to also follow your favourite sports on all your devices, you can also subscribe to RMC 100 % Digital. This offer gives access to 18 RMC channels in HD, with the possibility to watch the events on up to 5 different devices.
RMC Sport 1 will be broadcasting the Champions League (airing from September 17th, 2019) and the Premier League (airing from August 10th, 2019), as well as the Europa League, the UEFA Youth League and the Liga Nos. You can watch these matches for only €19.99 a month thanks to RMC's current special offer on the RMC Sport 100% Digital, which you can sign up to regardless of your provider. You'll be able to watch your favourite team in the Premier and Champions League battle it out, on your TV, laptop or phone, whenever and wherever!
RMC Sport offers from the main broadband providers in France
The 4 largest Internet and mobile providers in France will allow getting access to RMC Sport. Find out more about each of their offers below.
RMC Sport with SFR
SFR customers having subscribed to the SFR TV channels with the Box Power will automatically get access to the RMC Sport channels for no extra cost. Otherwise, clients owning an SFR box or a phone plan can also subscribe to RMC Sport alone for €9/month.
For RMC 100% Digital, this package comes at a price of €19/month (contract-free) or as a one-time annual price of €168 (instead of €228) if you wish to sign up for a year.
You can also download the RMC Sport (ex SFR Sport) app, which gives access to match replays, exclusive live footage of the Premier League and more.
RMC Sport with Orange
For either Orange customers, the RMC Sports add-on option via a Livebox will come at a cost of €19/month, with the possibility to cancel at any time.
RMC Sport with Bouygues Telecom
For Bouygues Telecom customers, a subscription to the RMC Sport channels with a Bbox will come at a cost of €19/month, with the possibility to cancel at any time.
RMC Sport with Free Mobile
Free customers will only have access to the RMC Sport bundle with the Freebox Mini 4K, since the provider has yet to reach an agreement with SFR regarding the inclusion of RMC Sport in all its offers.
Again, this package comes at the monthly price of €19, contract-free.
How to get RMC Sport in France
To subscribe to an RMC package or to an Internet contract which includes it, simply get in touch with an English-speaking Selectra advisor at 09 77 55 72 27 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 9 pm, and on Saturday between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm and on Sundays 9 am to 5 pm), or ask for a free callback. You will be able to get guidance to determine which offer and broadband provider in France will best suit your needs and budget.
beIN Sports, the best bundle for football lovers
Originated in Qatar in 2003, beIN made its debut in France in 2012, with a total of 10 channels dedicated to sports, with an emphasis on football.
What the beIN Sports package includes
With a subscription to beIN Sports, you will get access to:
- The beIN 1, beIN 2 and beIN 3 channels
- The beIN Sports Max multiplex, which includes 7 channels allowing you to follow multiple matched simultaneously.
beIN Sports has been granted the broadcasting rights for the Conforama Ligue 1, the League 2 and the Champions Trophy in France until 2020. From June 2019 onwards, you will also get exclusive coverage of all 26 matches of the Copa America, as well as of the African Nations Cup. You will also be able to follow some of the main European championships, including La Liga, La Bundesliga and the Seria A.
Football aside, beIN also provides coverage of other sports such as handball events, French swimming championships, the rugby World Cup… And additionally re-signed an agreement to keep broadcasting the Wimbledon tennis competition for another 5 years, and has standing broadcasting rights for the Davis Cup and the WTA Tour.
beIN Sports offers from the main broadband providers in France
Since none of the French broadband operators owns the exclusivity rights for beIN, the package on its own comes at a cost of €15 per month, regardless of the provider chosen - but each provider has its own offers and ways to access beIN Sports, as you will discover below. Also make sure to look out for Internet plan promotions regularly, as during certain times the beIN subscription may be cheaper or included in a provider’s special offer.
beIN Sports with SFR
When it comes to beIN Sports, SFR has an advantage compared to other providers: some of its broadband and mobile offers readily include a subscription to beIN! Namely, you will get access to the 10 channels with the following offers:
- Box Power + de SFR
- Box Premium de SFR
- Power 20Go
- Power+ 50Go
- Power 50Go
- Premium International 50Go
Otherwise, beIN Sports will come at the regular price of €15 a month.
On the SFR TV, you will find the beIN Sports channels on channels 31 to 33 and 300 to 306 (although these may be susceptible to change over time). You will also be able to access the 10 channels on your phone or tablet by downloading SFR' free SFR TV app.
If you sign up to the beIN package separately from your SFR Internet or mobile plan, this offer is contract-free, meaning you can cancel anytime via your SFR customer account. However, if you are signed up to any of the offers mentioned above that already include beIN, you will not be able to unsubscribe to it since it is a built-in feature.
SFR also offers its clients an interesting package including a subscription to both RMC Sport and beIN Sports for a total of €25 per month, contract-free.
beIN Sports with Orange
Orange customers can get access to the beIN channels through the Orange Livebox, via 2 bundles:
- The regular beIN bouquet, for €15/month
- The Sports Max Bouquet, for €19/month, which includes 9 additional sports channels on top of beIN
On the Livebox, you will find the beIN Sports channels on channels 45 to 47 and 179 to 185 (although these may be susceptible to change over time).
Both offers above are contract-free, meaning you can cancel anytime via your Orange customer account.
beIN Sports with Bouygues Telecom
Thanks to the Bouygues Telecom Bbox, you can get direct access to all the beIN channels for €14.99 a month. On the Bbox, you will find the beIN Sports channels on channels 60 to 62 and 181 to 187 (although these may be susceptible to change over time). You will also be able to access the 10 channels on your phone or tablet by downloading Bouygues' free B.tv app.
This offer is contract-free, meaning you can cancel anytime via your Bbox customer account.
beIN Sports with Free Mobile
With a Freebox, you can get direct access to the 10 beIN channels for €14.99 a month. On the Freebox, you will find the beIN Sports channels on channels 31 to 33 and 402 to 408 (although these may be susceptible to change over time). The only downside to a subscription via Free is that you won't get to access the 10 channels on your phone or tablet, as here the beIN offer is for Free TV only.
This offer is contract-free, meaning you can cancel anytime via your Free Mobile customer account.
None of the offers mentioned above will give you access to the beIN Sports replay channels. Indeed, only a subscription to beIN Sports Connect (for €15/month contract-free or €14/month with a 12-month contract) with allow you to follow the replay version all the 10 beIN channels. This service also allows you to follow the 10 channels on a phone or a tablet. Subscriptions can be done exclusively on the beIN website.
How to get access to beIN Sport in France
To subscribe to a beIN Sports package and benefit from all the beIN channels, simply ring Selectra at 09 77 55 72 27, or ask for a free callback. An English-speaking advisor will help find you the beIN subscription right for you.
Eurosport, the historic sports channel
Out of all the French Internet providers presented on this list and in France in general, Eurosport is the oldest operator, having been in existence for 30 years. All the details about it are below.
What the Eurosport package includes
Eurosport offers 3 channels: Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport News. It is not as football-focused as the other packages, but still provides coverage of the French Cup and the Copa Italia. That aside, the Eurosport bundle will allow you to follow the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Dakar Rally, the 24H du Mans Formula 1 competition, the Tour de France, and 3 major tennis tournaments - Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australia Open.
Additionally, you can subscribe to the Eurosport Player service, a very popular feature which gives access to a wide variety of unlimited on-demand content, live and delayed sports-related content, sports stories, insights, comments and more. You can watch live games on Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and view exclusive broadcasts from a phone or tablet which makes it easy to stream sports content anywhere.
Upon subscribing to a Eurosport Player contract, you have a choice to make between 3 formulas:
- A €5.99/month subscription with a 1-year contract
- A €9.99/month subscription with a 1-year contract
- A €69.99 subscription for a 1-year contract, which is paid as a one-off as opposed to the €5.99/month
You can download the Eurosport Player for iOS, Android, Internet, tvOS and Chromecast. Find out more about Eurosport Replay and subscribe directly on their website.
Eurosport offers from the main broadband providers in France
The Eurosport channels are not accessible alone, as they always come as part as larger TV bundles including a panel of channels: the CANAL + & Les chaînes Sport bundle.
Eurosport with SFR
With SFR TV, you can get access to the Eurosport channels by subscribing to the bouquet CANAL + & Les chaînes Sport via CANAL +, priced at €39.90/month.
Eurosport with Orange
Eurosport channels are available via Orange TV through just one single package: the CANAL + & Les chaînes Sport package. This bundle includes 10 channels, of which the Eurosport and the CANAL + channels.
It is priced at €34.90/month for fibre optic, or at 39.90/month for ADSL and VDSL, with a commitment of 24 months.
Eurosport with Bouygues Telecom
With Bouygues Telecom TV, you can again only get access to the Eurosport channels by subscribing to the bouquet CANAL + & Les chaînes Sport via CANAL+, priced at €39.90/month.
Eurosport with Free Mobile
These Freebox offers indeed give access to TV By CANAL, which both Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 with a 1-year contract.
Otherwise, you get Eurosport as an add-on with all other Freeboxes, for an extra €24.90/month.
How to get Eurosport in France
To subscribe to Eurosport and benefit from the Eurosport channels, you can simply ring Selectra at 09 77 55 72 27, or ask for a free callback. An English-speaking advisor will help find you the Eurosport subscription right for you.
CANAL +, the premium sports package
What the CANAL + package includes
For fans of Formula 1, CANAL + still has exclusivity right for the major competitions. You can follow all the Grand Prix (USA, France, Italy, Spain ...) exclusively on Canal + and of course that of Monaco, one of the oldest Formula 1 races in the world.
CANAL + is also devoted to golf. Until 2020, subscribers have the opportunity to watch major competitions such as World Championships, Ryder Cup, US Open, Golf Masters, PGA Championship, European Tour and PGA Tour, from January 2019. In boxing, are offered the world championships and in tennis, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Master. Other sports are also visible such as rugby and ice hockey. For all: fixed internet subscribers at SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Orange or Free, or simply with the internet on your mobile, the CANAL + Sport offer is available separately, in any case.
The MyCanal app allows you to follow all your favourite sporting events on your phone or tablet
Getting CANAL + Sport with a French broadband provider
CANAL + with SFR
With SFR, you can get access to the CANAL + channels for €19.90 per month, with a 2-year commitment.
CANAL + with Orange
Orange customers can get access to the CANAL + Sport channels via the CANAL + & Les chaînes Sport bundle as an add-on to their current broadband plan. It will come with a 2-year commitment and at a monthly price of €34.90 for the first 2 years (it will then go up to €44.90/month thereafter).
CANAL + with Bouygues Telecom
Bouygues Telecom customers can add a CANAL + pack to their phone or Internet plan at any time, via their Bbox or directly via the CANAL website.
CANAL + with Free Mobile
With Free Mobile, 3 offers are available at this time:
- The CANAL + bundle, which includes CANAL + and CANAL + Décalé: €19.90 / month with a 2-year commitment.
- The CANAL + et les chaînes CANAL + bundle, which includes CANAL +, CANAL + Décalé and 4 additional channels (family, cinema, series and sports): €20.90 / month with a 2-year commitment.
- CANAL + et les chaînes Sport bundle, which includes CANAL +, CANAL + Décalé and 22 must-see sports channels: €39.90 / month with a 2-year commitment. This offer comes with 24 channels, including the 10 BeIN Sports channels, Foot +, Equidia and the 3 Eurosport channels.