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Canal+ taking legal action over football auction move

French pay TV operator Canal+ is taking legal action against the country’s professional football body, the LFP, over its decision to launch a new bidding process for rights to Ligue 1, according to local reports. According to Le Figaro, the pay TV operator has taken issue with the LFP’s decision only to auction those rights […]

LFP launches new bidding process for Ligue 1 rights

France’s professional football league, the LFP, is launching a new call for offers for the rights to Ligue 1 matches that Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro agreed to hand back after failing to make payments agreed at the time of the previous auction. The LFP has decided to call for bids only for the rights […]

Canal+ calls for new bidding process for Ligue 1 rights

Pay TV operator Canal+ has called for a new auction of French Ligue 1 football rights in the wake of the debacle of Mediapro’s acquisition of the key rights and subsequent decision to return them to the league. In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Canal+ chief executive Maxime Saada said that his group […]

Ligue 1 rights drama reaches climax as LFP and Mediapro call off deal

The domestic broadcasting of France’s Ligue 1 has been thrown into disarray, with Mediapro agreeing to cancel its €814 million per season deal. This comes after the Sino-Spanish company failed to pay two rights installments worth a combined €324.8 million on October 5 and December 5. RMC reports that Mediapro will pay €100 million in […]

LFP in talks with Canal+ over saving Ligue 1 broadcast deal

Ligue 1 operator Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) are reportedly mulling a return to Canal+ as its relationship with Mediapro teeters on collapse. According to RMC Sport, LFP could turn to Canal+, which previously held the rights up until last season should Mediapro continue to refuse to pay. Mediapro did not pay the second installment […]

Mediapro’s Roures claims 600k subs for Téléfoot as talks with league restart

Mediapro chief Jaume Roures has claimed that troubled French premium football service Téléfoot has about 600,000 subscribers, excluding possible additions coming from its deals with French ISPs. The Spanish producer and broadcaster has been engaged in a stand-off with the French Professional Football League over its failure to pay a second tranche of money owned […]

LFP threatens to abandon Mediapro deal after payment failure

The Professional Football League (LFP) of France is gearing up to abandon its domestic rights deal with Spanish media agency Mediapro. According to the AFP, the league is threatening to abandon its four-year deal mere months into the partnership after Mediapro failed to make its second rights payment of €172 million. The agency kicked off […]

Mediapro makes first payment for top-tier French football

Mediapro has made its first tranche of payment of top-tier French football rights, paying €172 million including tax for its 80% share of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 rights to the LFP, the French professional football league. Overall, the LFP has received €256.5 million from broadcasters. Mediapro’s share excluding tax amounts to €143 million, while […]

Canal+ and BeIN Sports make peace with French football league

French pay TV operators Canal+ and BeIN Sports have struck a deal with the country’s professional football league (LFP) over payments for rights to matches from the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 competitions that were played before the coronavirus lockdown. Canal+ and LFP thanked the four Ligue 1 club presidents who they said had participated […]

Canal+ in stand-off with French football league as payment falls due

French pay TV operator Canal+ and the country’s Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) are in a stand-off after the pay TV service provider refused to release the next instalment of payment due for the rights to air Ligue 1 football matches, according to French sports paper L’Équipe. According to the paper, Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada […]

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