Ahead of three weeks of coverage from the London Olympics, Eurosport International has reported an increase in revenues of 10.1%.
Driven by an increase in audiences and advertising the TF1-owned channel recorded revenues of €191.3 million.
The international channel, Eurosport 2 and the HD variants saw advertising grow by 27.3% to €40.1m.
At end June 2012, the Eurosport channel was being received in 130.0 million households across Europe (up 4.6 million versus end June 2011). The paying subscriber base was also 5.6% higher, largely thanks to BSkyB in the UK and Eastern Europe.
Eurosport 2 continues to grow, and was being received in 59.2 million households at end June 2012 (up 13.3% year-on-year).
Eurosport HD also continues to add numbers, putting on 5.5 million subscribers in the last 12 months.
The end of Canalsat exclusivity helped Eurosport France record strong growth in the paying subscriber base in the first half of 2012 to 8.4 million (versus 7.6 million a year earlier, a rise of 10.9%).
That end of exclusivity has also boosted the TF1 portfolio of thematic channels as a whole.
First-half theme channel revenue was €163.3m, 2.0% up on the first half of 2011.