Mediapro


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 […]

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 […]

Serie A bidders reportedly in talks with broadcasters

A number of private equity groups seeking to invest in Italy’s Serie A are reportedly discussing media rights with a range of prospective broadcast partners. The league’s clubs are currently in the process of reviewing a one joint offer from Bain and NB Renaissance, another from a consortium led by CVC Capital and a third […]

Canal+ takes legal action against Mediapro over Téléfoot terms

Pay TV operator Canal+ is taking legal action over what it alleges is discriminatory treatment on the part of Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro over the terms it is willing to offer for carriage of its French football offering Téléfoot. “Taking into consideration the conditions that have been imposed on it by the Mediapro Group […]

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