Ligue 1


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 […]

Canal+ secures raft of football rights for Africa

Pay TV operator Canal+ has secured the African rights to key international and French football competitions for the next few seasons in a move that bolsters its pay TV offering in the French-speaking parts of the continent. Canal+ said it had now struck deals to acquire the African rights to the UEFA Champions League for […]

Canal+ to air regular UHD TV Sunday night Ligue 1 football

French pay TV operator Canal+ is to air its regular Sunday evening Ligue 1 football match slot in Ultra HD in partnership with the French football league, the Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP). Canal+ said it would broadcast all Sunday night 21:00 Ligue 1 matches in UHD TV from the end of this month. The […]

SFR teams up with BeIN Sports as battle with Canal+ gets underway

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with BeIN Sports to unveil bundled offerings that include its own sports channels and BeIN Sports’ services as part of its Box Power offering for €29.99 a month for the first 12 months. SFR Sport will be available on its own in the Box Starter pack from […]

Mediaset Premium secures French and Scottish football

Italy’s Mediaset Premium has secured exclusive rights to French and Scottish top-tier football for the next three years. The pay TV outfit will air live coverage and highlights of Ligue 1 and Scottish Premier League football for the 2015-18 seasons. Coverage of the French championship will kick off on August 7 with Lille v Paris […]

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 […]