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Ligue 1 chief ‘not worried’ by Mediapro’s Italian woes

Didier Quillot, the director-general of the French professional football league, has said he is “not worried” by Mediapro’s loss of Serie A football rights in Italy and has said that the respective situations in Italy and France are “not comparable”. Speaking to on the edges of the league’s general assembly last Friday. Quillot said that […]

Mediapro outlines plans in wake of French football coup

Folllowing its surprise win of rights to top-tier French football earlier this week, Spanish broadcaster Mediapro has outlined plans to launch a dedicated football channel and has stated that it is open to striking deals with third-party operators, including current rightsholder Canal+. The French professional football league (LFP) secured a record €1.15 billion per season […]

Canal+ loses Ligue 1 football to Mediapro in major upset

In a major blow to pay TV leader Canal+ Spanish broadcasters and producer Mediapro has secured the bulk of the rights to French Ligue 1 football for the 2020-24 period. The results of the auction of rights by French professional football league, the LFP, came as a surprise to observers. The LFP secured a record […]

France Télévisions looking to divest football competitions

French public broadcaster France Télévisions wants to sell off the rights it holds to air top French football competitions ahead of the expiration of its current contract as it comes under renewed pressure to find cost savings, according to local press. According to the Journal du Dimanche, France Télévisions wants to sell off its rights […]

Court rejects Canal+ call for suspension of football bidding

Canal+ has failed to secure an immediate suspension of the French Professional Football League (LFP)’s call for bids for the next round of TV rights covering matches for the 2016-20 period, after the Paris Tribunal de Grand Instance decided there was no evidence to warrant an immediate ruling on the matter. Canal+ had filed for […]

LFP and Canal+ locked in combat over French football rights

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has taken the step of denying that Orange and Eurosport have joined Canal+ in challenging its call for bids for the next round of Ligue 1 TV rights, covering the 2016-20 seasons. The LFP’s move follows reports over the weekend that Orange, which currently holds mobile rights to Ligue 1 […]

LFP awards Ligue 1 European distribution rights

Media company MP & Silva has been appointed as the European distributer for Ligue 1 rights by French football league operator the LFP. The deal covers the 2012/13 and 2014/15 seasons and follows the LFP’s decision to award Al Jazeera Sports international media rights for France’s top league for six seasons until 2018. “The turnover […]