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BT Sport extends Ligue 1 rights

BT Sport will continue as the exclusive broadcaster of France’s Ligue 1 in the UK and Ireland until 2024, in a deal agreed with beIN Media Group. Now known as Ligue 1 Uber Eats following a new sponsorship deal, BT Sport will air live games several times a week, with more than 200 per season. […]

June 7, 2021By Nik Roseveare

ECA appoints Al-Khelaifi as CEO

The European Club Association (ECA) Executive Board has appointed Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Chairman & CEO of Paris Saint-Germain) as the new Chairman of the ECA, body directly representing the independent football clubs at European level. In addition, Michael Gerlinger (Director Legal Affairs, Human Resources and Institutional Relations at FC Bayern München) has been appointed 1st Vice-Chairman […]

April 22, 2021

Bank: “ESL bad news for broadcasters”

The world of football was thrown into turmoil by the announcement of a European Super League, and according to an investment bank report, could be “negative” for Europe’s broadcasters. The bank, Exane/BNPP, says the creation of the Super League – if it happens – could herald the sport’s biggest shakeup in decades and make elite […]

April 20, 2021

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset has been awarded the Italian free-to-air and streaming rights for the UEFA Champions League for another three years, until 2024. The broadcaster will be able to air the best match of each round of Europe’s premier football competition free-to-air as well as the final, which will also be available online for free. In addition, […]

February 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

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

Dugout’s Boost to enhance brand sponsorship

Dugout has announced its newest product, Dugout Boost, which it says provides brands “with a highly targeted and cost-efficient method to digitally activate their sponsorships of the world’s leading football clubs”. Utilising multi-dimensional data and audience segments generated by the recently launched Dugout FanPro product, Boost is a new solution to amplify and guarantee media exposure […]

October 20, 2020

Dugout signs OTT partnership with Fanatiz

Dugout has announced a partnership with streaming platform Fanatiz as the global media company enters the OTT streaming market for the first time. Dugout’s inaugural live streaming partnership will complement Fanatiz’s current OTT offering and strengthen Dugout’s position in the global football market. Dugout’s live, behind-the-scenes and archive footage will now be amplified to Fanatiz’s […]

September 11, 2020

Mediapro hosts Champions League final stages

UEFA has selected Mediapro Group as the host broadcaster for the production and distribution of the host signal for the final phases of the Champions League which, after the stoppage due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will bring together for the first time in its history the quarter-final and semi-final matches, in a single-match format, and […]

August 13, 2020