Advanced Television


Court OKs Canal+ beIN contract break

The Tribunal de Commerce de Nanterre (Nanterre Commercial Court) has authorised Canal+ to suspend the sublicensing contract with beIN Sports and to interrupt its payments for the broadcasting of two French top-flight Ligue 1 football matches. The court said, nevertheless, that these payments should resume if the Qatari channel were to sue the Professional Football […]

July 26, 2021

Canal+, French football agreement

Canal+ has reportedly struck an agreement with the French football league LFP over the 2020-2021 television rights. Reports in French sports newspaper L’Equipe, and business paper Les Echos say that the agreement includes all games from Ligue 1 and eight games from Ligue 2. The price of the rights is reported to be between €650 […]

February 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

LFP cancels Mediapro deal; Téléfoot axed

French professional football league LFP has decided to terminate Mediapro’s €830 million annual contract after two months of dispute about the 2020-2024 Ligue 1 and 2 main TV rights. The Téléfoot pay-TV channel is set to stop by the end of January, eight months after being launched. “Mediapro Sport France and La Ligue de football […]

December 14, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Mediapro’s Telefoot plays on; reports 600K subs

Football pay-TV channel Telefoot is to continue in business and is already claiming 600,000 subscribers. Jaume Roures, CEO of Chinese-Spanish group Mediapro, says he has no intention of exiting the deal it has to cover top flight football in France and has confirmed that conciliation talks with the French football league LFP are taking place. “We […]

October 21, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris