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Canal+ tries to block football re-tender

Canal+ is taking legal action to protest against the decision by the French football league LFP to initiate a partial re-tender over the 2020-2024 football TV rights. Canal+ says this new auction, due to end on February 1st, is an anti-competitive move. Following the cancellation of Mediapro’s deal in December 2020, LFP’s tender process is […]

January 26, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

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

Mediapro France strike, La Ligue at risk

TV Production staff at Mediapro France will go on strike from December 17th, putting at risk the transmission of La Ligue football matches in the coming weeks. The works council at the company for the production division decided to go on strike to protest against the refusal of Jaume Roures, president, to clarify the group’s […]

December 16, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

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

Téléfoot faces closure

Téléfoot, Mediapro’s French football TV channel which has some 600,000 subscribers, could close down as a result of the TV rights conflict between Mediapro and La Ligue – the game’s governing body. According to L’Equipe, staff have been informed about a possible closure unless a solution is reached between both parties. Mediapro failed to pay […]

December 10, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

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

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

Samanes appointed head of Mediapro Peru

Alejandro Samanes Prat has joined the Mediapro Group as head of Mediapro Peru. Samanes was the CEO in Latin America of the Secuoya Group, before which he managed Murcia regional television network; He was also the founder and CEO of Trece (13 TV) and General Director of the Spanish national network Popular TV. The incorporation […]

September 3, 2020

Free to distribute Téléfoot

Spanish TV group Mediapro has reached an agreement with French operator Free to distribute its new football TV channel Téléfoot. The deal comes following the group’s recent agreement swith SFR, Netflix and Bouygues. The four year deal will allow subscribers to Freebox ADSL and Fiber to watch Téléfoot. This is the latest step in Mediapro’s […]

August 27, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid