Sport+ (France)

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Sport+
Sport+ logo 2011.svg
Launched 1995
Closed June 26, 2015
Owned by Canal+
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Country France
Formerly called AB Sports
Pathé Sport
Website www.sport-plus.fr
Availability
Satellite
Canalsat Channel 120
Cable
Numericable Channel 154
IPTV
Canalsat Channel 120

Sport+ was a French pay television channel on cable and satellite owned by Canal+ and is devoted to live sports broadcasting.

The channel was launched in 1996 by AB Groupe under the name AB Sports. it featured French ice hockey, Welsh rugby, South American football, North American sports, golf and women's basketball and handball. In 1998 it was sold to Pathé and renamed Pathé Sport. In 2002, Groupe Canal+ bought the channel and relaunched it under the current name Sport+.

In its final year of operations, Sport+ broadcast the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Major League Soccer, Brazilian Serie A, UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (football), Davis Cup, Fed Cup and French ATP 250 tournaments (tennis), French Pro D2, Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, Currie Cup and ITM Cup (rugby union), LNB Pro A and Liga ACB (basketball), GP2 Series, World Rally Championship and Formula E (motorsport), PGA Tour, European Tour and Ryder Cup (golf), French women's handball championship, National Hockey League, and UCI cycli-cross, BMX, track cycling and women's road cycling.

The channel previously covered the Wimbledon Championships, ATP World Tour Finals and ATP Masters 1000 (tennis), National Football League, National Basketball Association, UEFA Europa League (football), English Premiership Rugby, EHF Champions League and LNH Division 1 (handball) and UCI road cycling. However, beIN Sports took over those events, which led to Sport+'s closure on June 26, 2015.

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