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VO, LFP team for illegal IPTV network fight

OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions specilaiist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is joining forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, to fight against illegal IPTV networks. Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Center services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures […]

November 16, 2021By Colin Mann

France: TF1 scores Ligue 1 highlights from Amazon

Prime Video has announced an agreement with TF1 to broadcast Ligue 1 Uber Eats highlights Téléfoot, its flagship Sunday football show, with images and highlights from matches during the 2021/2022 season. “We’re very excited about this agreement with TF1 and make Ligue 1 Uber Eats football even more visible to all football fans across the […]

October 25, 2021

beIN Sports, YouTube TV deal

beIN Sports and beIN Sports Xtra have officially launched on YouTube TV in the US as part of the optional Sports Plus add-on package which includes more than 20 networks for $10.99 (€9.30)/month. This latest launch serves as a substantial expansion of beIN Sports’ distribution across the US and brings a robust library of live […]

September 9, 2021

beIN Sports Xtra on Tubi

beIN Sports has officially launched beIN Sports Xtra and beIN Sports Xtra en Español on Fox’s free streaming service Tubi. beIN Sports’ two free ad-supported channels join the growing list of channels included in the ‘Sports on Tubi’ launch in the US. The English-language and Spanish-language channels offer live sports, news, analysis, and highlights that […]

September 3, 2021

beIN Sports, HC2 Broadcasting partnership

beIN Sports has announced that HC2 Broadcasting, the broadcasting subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, is now carrying beIN Sports Xtra in a total of 45 top DMAs and the recently launched beIN Sports Xtra en Español in 42 top DMAs, following an expansion of each into ten new markets. The English-language and Spanish-language channels offer live […]

August 2, 2021

European football market contracts

The European football market as a whole contracted 13 per cent to €25.2 billion, in 2019/20 (€28.9 billion in 2018/19) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first reduction in revenues since the global financial crisis in 2008/09, according to the 30th Annual Review of Football Finance from consultancy firm Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. […]

July 30, 2021

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

beIN Sports sues Canal+ over Ligue 1 rights

Pay-TV group beIN Sports has filed an urgent proceeding to the Nanterre Court of Commerce against Canal+ regarding the Ligue 1 sublicensing deal. A hearing is scheduled for July 20th. beIN Sports is seeking to make Canal+ respect the agreement and pay for the broadcast of the two Ligue 1 matches per week which it […]

July 16, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

France: Amazon prices Ligue 1 football

Amazon Prime members in France will be able to pay an extra €12.99 per month to watch Ligue 1 football matches on a new channel – Prime Video Ligue 1 channel – which launches in August. Subscribers to the channel will have access to more than 300 exclusive games per season. In June, Amazon acquired […]

July 15, 2021

Canal+ quits Ligue 1 broadcasting; Amazon swoops

In a last minute bid, Amazon Prime Video has acquired the rights to eight Ligue 1 fixtures a week for three seasons in France, for a reported €275 million a year. These are the games previously owned by Mediapro. As a result the league’s long-standing broadcaster Canal+ has pulled out of its agreement to broadcast […]

June 14, 2021