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France: ‘No suitable bid for Ligue 1 rights’

The French football Ligue 1 TV rights tender for 2024-2029, launched in September, has been declared unsuccessful. Professional league body  LFP had set opening bids at €800 million per season for the domestic market. “After having received several qualitative offerings for all the one to five lots, none of them has been attributed for auction,” […]

October 18, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Canal+ won’t bid for Ligue 1 rights

French pay-TV company Canal+, which has aired Ligue 1 football since 1984, has informed the French Professional Football League (LFP) that it will not participate in the current domestic rights TV tender for the 2024-2029 period. The news was confirmed to press agency AFP after it leaked to sports newspaper L’Équipe. The tender was launched […]

September 25, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

LFP targets €1bn in rights

French professional football league LFP is targeting €1 billion in its next TV rights cycle starting from the season 2024-2025, that will be launched in September, league president Vincent Labrune revealed in an interview with sport daily L’Équipe. Its final objective in 2027 is to be at €1.6 billion per year. Once the tender is […]

June 8, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Spain: WBD scores Ligue 1 rights

Warner Bros Discovery has acquired the Spanish broadcasting rights to Ligue 1 Uber Eats for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season, as well as the entire 2023-2024 campaign. Per the new agreement, Eurosport Spain will offer full and exclusive coverage of the French football league across its television channels and digital platforms in the country. […]

February 9, 2023

France rejects beIN, Canal+ appeal

France’s antitrust authority has rejected an appeal by pay-TV channel Canal+ and beIN Sports over its decision that the French football professional league didn’t abuse its dominant position when it awarded Amazon broadcasting rights to the main Ligue 1 matches. Reuters reports France’s Autorite de la Concurrence said it had not found “sufficient evidence” to […]

December 1, 2022

Deloitte: European football market revs up 10% in 2020/21

The European football market as a whole saw revenues grow by 10 per cent to €27.6 billion in 2020/21 (€25.2bn in 2019/20) despite an almost complete absence of fans from stadia during the season, according to the 31st Annual Review of Football Finance from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. The strong recovery in revenue terms of […]

August 19, 2022

beIN CEO: “Progress on piracy”

beIN MEDIA Group CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly has suggested that new legislation in France is helping in the fight against piracy, but that it’s not fast or comprehensive enough. Speaking to French daily Le Monde, Al-Obaidly said that “while we’re making progress on piracy – and the new law in France, which beIN was instrumental on […]

May 31, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN Sports Spanish language YouTube launches

beIN Sports en Español and beIN Sports XTRA en Español have officially launched on subscription streaming service YouTube TV through its Spanish Plan and Spanish Plus add-on. The launch of the Spanish-language channels serves as continued expansion and growth of distribution following the successful launch of beIN’s English-language channels on the streaming service in 2021 […]

May 18, 2022

France: Media regulator Arcom launches  

Born out of a merger between TV regulatory body the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) and online anti-piracy authority Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet (Hadopi), the new French media regulator Arcom came into being on January 1st. The new watchdog is overseen by Roch-Olivier Maistre, former […]

January 5, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Insys Video implements OTT platform for Olympique Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais (OL), one of the most successful football clubs in France from the Ligue 1 UberEats football division, has launched a new version of its OTT streaming service, OLPLAY. OLPLAY includes access to the 24/7 live channel with an EPG and a premium VoD library. The interface has undergone a complete graphical overhaul to […]

December 7, 2021