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Canal+ renews sub-Saharan Africa rights deal with La Liga

Canal+ has become the latest broadcaster to review its sub-Saharan African broadcasting rights deal with Spanish football league La Liga.

It joins Star Times, which has the French rights, and SuperSport, which will broadcast the league in all languages apart from Arabic and French.

The Vivendi-owned broadcaster will offer coverage of the league to its customers in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius in a four-season renewal.

Canal+ also holds rights in the region to The UEFA Chanpions League, Ligue 1, the English Premier League, and Italy’s Serie A.

Melcior Soler, director of the La Liga audiovisual department, said:

“We are pleased to bring French-speaking fans of LaLiga another exciting way to discover the competition in Sub – Saharan Africa, while extending our successful partnership with Canal+. These are important steps to continuing our global growth together with a historic partner who has broadcast our games in this territory for years”.

Jacques du Puy, President of Canal+ International, said: “We are very happy to welcome LaLiga for 4 new seasons, one of the championships most appreciated by our African subscribers, and which completes our incomparable offer in terms of international football”.