Portugal: Eleven Sports acquires Ligue 1 rights
June 14, 2018
Global sports provider Eleven Sports has secured the exclusive Portuguese rights to Ligue 1 Conforama, the top domestic football league in France.
The deal bolsters Eleven’s rights portfolio in Portugal following the platform’s entry into the market in May with the acquisition of rights to the UEFA Champions League and La Liga.
The three-year partnership includes rights to Coupe de la Ligue (the French League Cup) and Trophee des Champions (the annual match between the champions of Ligue 1 and the winners of the Coupe de France).
“Everything we do is to create maximum value for the fans. We are fully committed to bring Portuguese football fans the best product in the market, including the best players, clubs and leagues.” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, Eleven Sports. “Adding Ligue 1 on top of UEFA Champions League and LaLiga means that Eleven Sports is rapidly establishing itself as the leading player in the sports media market in Portugal. We look forward to continue building our fan centric proposition and will announce further premium rights soon.”