The Ligue Butagaz Energie, the top women's handball league in France, will be back on BeIN Sports next season after the international pay-television broadcaster today (August 8) acquired domestic rights.

Under a deal struck with the LFH, the women’s league, BeIN will provide coverage of the top match each week from the competition. It will share coverage with the league’s in-house HandballTV platform.

The Qatar-based broadcaster’s first live offering will be the clash between Metz Handball and Paris 92 on August 30.  

BeIN previously held rights to the league from 2016 to 2019.

In recent seasons, the Ligue Butagaz Energie has been shown domestically by Sport en France, the television channel of the CNOSF, the French Olympic Committee.

Florent Houzot, director of channels, programs and editorial at BeIN Sports France, said: “With the return of the Butagaz Energie League to BeIN Sports, the channel confirms its lasting commitment to the development and media coverage of handball in France.

“A major broadcaster of women's sports competitions with more than 2,000 hours of broadcast on our channels each season, including the matches of the French women's handball team, the channel once again illustrates its commitment to highlighting women's sport.”

Nodjialem Myaro, president of the LFH, added: "Having this media exposure for women's handball on BeIN Sports, already a historic partner of the French Handball Federation and therefore of the French women's team, is a source of pride, even more so in this season which will precede the Olympic Games in France.”