Mediapro


Mediapro to create ‘home of Chinese football’ with Super League deal

Mediapro has agreed a deal with the Chinese Football Association to “commercialise” the international media rights to the Chinese Super League, China League One and League Two. The three-year deal covers 2021-23, and has an option to extend for a further two years.  In an effort to grow exposure of the CSL overseas, Mediapro has […]

Day of reckoning for LFP as deadline for new Ligue 1 bids arrives

Today marks the deadline for tenders for the rights to top-tier French football after the French professional football body the LFP was forced to re-auction them following Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro’s failure to maintain payments. The deadline arrives amid uncertainty about the outcome of the process and legal action by the most likely bidder, […]

Serie A moves to second stage of rights bidding, with no offer from Amazon

Serie A is set to move into the next round of its domestic rights sale with no parties reaching the Italian league’s pricing rights. The league’s CEO Luigi De Siervo confirmed that there had been bids made by Sky, DAZN, Mediapro and Discovery, with Amazon being notable in its absence. The league had demanded €1.15 […]

Business rethink on the cards for Mediapro, Roures confirms

The boss of Mediapro has admitted that the company needs to rethink its business strategy following the implosion of its French Ligue 1 broadcasting deal after less than six months. The Sino-Spanish company made shockwaves in 2018 when it picked up the main rights package to France’s Ligue 1, but that was short-lived with Mediapro […]

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 […]

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 revenues drop by 20%

Spanish rights agency Mediapro has seen its revenues drop by almost 20%. According to its annual account filing and reported on by SportsPro Media, the firm’s revenues decreased by 19% to €1.2 billion while post-tax profits shot up by 45% to €188 million. The company attributed the marketing of its international media rights to Spain’s […]

Mediapro’s Ligue 1 rights deal ‘untenable’ says Canal+ president

Canal+ president Maxime Saada has called Mediapro’s broadcast rights deal with the French Professional Football League (LFP) “untenable.” The body running the top-flight Ligue 1 is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Spanish agency Mediapro over non-payment of its second €172 million rights fee installment. Mediapro has seen its credit rating downgraded as a […]

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