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France: Ligue 1 rights partial re-tender

French professional football league LFP has partially agreed to Canal+’s request that there be a fresh bidding round for 2020-2024 rights and has initiated a tender process covering 80 per cent of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches, following the cancellation of Mediapro’s deal in December 2020. This excludes the batch acquired by beIN Sports […]

January 20, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Canal+ calls for Ligue 1 rights re-bid

Maxime Saada, Canal+ Chairman and CEO of Canal+ Group, has told daily Le Figaro that the company wants to return the €330 million TV rights sub-licensed from beIN Sports. He also wants a re-tender for the 2020-2024 campaigns. Following the cancellation of Mediapro’s deal with French professional football league LFP, clubs anticipate Canal+ once again […]

January 14, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Gracenote powers new live sports experiences

TV, movie, sports and music search and discovery facilitator Gracenote is launching a new live sports solution designed to help smart TV and auto manufacturers enable dynamic sports experiences to engage fans at home or on-the-go. Leveraging Gracenote Global Sports Data, CE manufacturers and automakers can now easily integrate real-time team statistics, recent game results […]

January 6, 2021

Eleven Sports Poland wins Ligue 1  

Eleven Sports Poland will broadcast live action from Ligue 1 Uber Eats to fans for the next four seasons, until 2023/24. It will be the home of the French top tier football in Poland, alongside Canal+ Polska, following a deal with beIN Media Group – the international rights-holding partner of Ligue de Football Professionnel. Eleven’s […]

November 12, 2020

OneFootball brings FTA Ligue 1 to Brazil

Digital football media company OneFootball has announced a new digital-first, Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasting partnership for the French Ligue 1 in Brazil. With immediate effect, and for the entirety of the 2020-21 season, OneFootball is now the exclusive Brazilian broadcasting partner of Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) and their top-flight competition Ligue 1. The partnership will […]

November 2, 2020

Mediapro wants to cut French football bill

Spanish TV group Mediapro wants to renegotiate down the price for France’s pay-TV football rights. In an interview with L’Equipe, Jaume Roures, CEO of Mediapro, explains that the company has urged a renegotiation of the contract signed two years ago as “it is clear that Covid-19 is affecting many aspects of the exploitation of the […]

October 8, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Forecast: Premier League to see rapid revenue recovery

Premier League clubs’ combined revenues passed £5 billion for the first time in the 2018/19 season, a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent, according to the 29th Annual Review of Football Finance from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. In revenue terms, the Premier League was 73 per cent larger than its nearest competitor, Spain’s […]

June 11, 2020