Canal+ Group has acquired the English Premier League Audiovisual Rights in France and the renewal of the Premier League Audiovisual Rights in Poland.
Canal+ channels and NC+ channels will offer all Premier League football matches starting in 2019 until 2022.
According to the pay-TV operator, winning back the Premier League rights reflects the Group’s drive to invest in premium content over time and to offer an unparalleled football offering, primarily on its own channels.
Starting next season, Canal+ Group will offer its subscribers the best of French football, with the top three Ligue 1 games, the best European championship with the entirety of the Premier League as well as the top French Ligue 2 game, the whole of the League Cup and the Women’s World Cup and top French league. Canal+ also owns the rights of the French Top14 French rugby league, Formula 1, MotoGP, WRC, Golf and the 2020 Olympics.
Canal+ says the deal is “great news” for football fans in Poland. Together with Lotto Ekstraklasa, 50 per cent of Spanish La Liga, selected German Bundesliga matches, NBA, the best speedway league in the world PGE Ekstraliga and Speedway Grand Prix, CEV Volleyball Champions League, EHF Champions League, Polish handball Superliga, Rugby Six Nations Cup, and PGA golf, it suggests the quality and variety of sports is unique in the market.