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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

Orange France must make €3.6m rights payment to Mediapro

Spanish TV group Mediapro has won its legal battle against Orange France concerning football fees payments to Telefoot. The Paris Commercial Court has ruled that Orange France must pay €3.6 million to Mediapro for the Ligue 1 and 2 football TV rights. The Court accepted Mediapro’s reasoning and refused Orange’s request of a compensation of over […]

June 7, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Failure for French football re-tender

LFP has admitted failure in the re-tender process for French football league 1 and 2 rights. The bidding was opened following the cancellation of Mediapro’s deal in December 2020 but was doomed when Canal+ boycotted the process. Bids from rivals Amazon, DAZN and Eurosport failed to reach the reserve price. The LFP now is giving […]

February 2, 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

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

Altice “proves its resilience” in Q3

Altice Europe has reported group revenue grew by 3.2 per cent year-on-year in Q3 2020. Telecom revenue excluding equipment and roaming grew by 4.4 per cent and residential service revenue excluding roaming grew by 1.9 per cent. Total accrued capital expenditure was €818 million in Q3. Consequently, Operating Free Cash Flow amounted to €663 million. […]

November 20, 2020

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

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