when a young journalist dares to bet on a new sports news site in Brittany

Launching new media is always a challenge. Especially when it deals with sports on the net where sports sites abound. But for Timothée de Fraguier, founder of Ti Sport, there is no doubt that this 100% Brittany site will find its audience.

« I have studied the question carefully. There is no website that is not 100% multi-sport and 100% Brittany » explains journalist Timothée de Fraguier. « On our site, we only talk about sport, news about Breton sportsmen and clubs or competitions taking place in Brittany. »

« The strong point is Brittany »

For a little over a month, Ti Sport has appeared online with a maxim claimed in banner « Your sports news 100% Brittany ».

On the website, many sections, classified mainly by type of sport. A clear presentation with easy navigation: the articles of the day, editorial selections, portraits of athletes and a section on the top 5 of the most popular articles.

In these times of the Olympic Games, the news dealt with is dominated by the results of « little twenty Bretons » present at the Tokyo Olympics, explains Timothée de Fraguier. « Currently, we have an average of five articles per day, but the goal is to have more eventually. »

« This site is my magic square »

Satisfied with the site’s first audiences, « around 600 visitors per day », Timothée de Fraguier recognizes that the bet is daring given the competition online. « But one of our strengths is that the site is 100% free » and the multiple observation that emerges from the commercial study that we carried out is that « Sport is anchored in the culture of the Breton territory. It has a particular importance for all the inhabitants of the region. Despite a substantial sports offer and a growing attraction for physical activity, the sports journalistic offer is today not up to the expectations of the Breton public «  asserts the young Rennais.

« A website that only talks about sport in relation to a region, there is only in Brittany where we could do that. The strong point of the site is Brittany » justifies the young journalist of 23 years.

And to continue, « For me, who studied business and then journalism, this site is my magic square: journalism, sport, Brittany and commerce with the desire to create a business ».

In his business model, the young journalist plans to « work with local businesses to find funding » and intends to rely on its « ambassadors », such as Jean Le Cam (sailing) or Pauline Coatanéa (handball Brest) to relay the existence of the site.

Currently, Timothée de Fraguier works alone with a wheel of six journalism students.

A new medium and an ambitious project of young journalists to which we wish « good luck ».

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