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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 […]

Canal+ edges towards greater streaming focus with MyCanal move

French pay TV operator Canal+ is to give greater weight to streaming by offering the week’s movies on its premium channel all at once on its MyCanal catch-up service. According to the pay TV operator’s second in command, Gérard-Brice Viret, interviewed by Le Parisien, MyCanal will now shift away from waiting for the week’s movies […]

Mediapro strikes deal with Free for Téléfoot

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured carriage for its French premium sports channel Téléfoot with Free. The agreement means that the service, which holds the rights to the lion’s share of Ligue 1 and 2 matches for the next four season, now has distribution deals in place with three of the country’s four major […]

Mediapro seals Canadian football deal with StarTimes

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s Canadian unit has sealed a distribution deal with Chinese-owned African pay TV operator StarTimes for coverage of the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games tournament currently taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The StarTimes deal will take the Canadian competition to 13 million pay TV subscribers in 47 territories across sub-Saharan […]

Mediapro unveils Téléfoot as Free launches football highlights app

Mediapro’s new French football offering, Téléfoot, is set to go live on Monday with three distinct offers and three distribution deals in place – with SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Apple – to help it achieve its goal of 3.5 million paying subscribers to achieve profitability. Mediapro yesterday unveiled its offering and presenter line-up Meanwhile, Free, […]

DAZN licences FTA boxing in Spain to Mediapro

Spanish rights agency Mediapro has signed a sublicensing deal with DAZN to air a number of bouts from its boxing portfolio on FTA broadcaster Gol TV. In specific, the deal will be based around DAZN’s contracts with Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions. Gol TV will broadcast fights on Wednesday and Friday, starting with Sandor […]

Mediapro secures Téléfoot deal with Bouygues Telecom

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has followed up the deal it struck with Altice France for UEFA Champions League rights and carriage on Altice’s French service provider SFR’s TV service by striking a second telecom carriage deal with Bouygues Telecom. The agreement with Bouygues as the second service provider to sign up for the football […]

Mediapro to launch mobile-only Téléfoot offer

Mediapro’s new pay TV Ligue 1 channel Téléfoot will be offered as a mobile-only subscription offering. Announced in June, the channel comes as a partnership between Spanish rights agency Mediapro and French broadcaster TF1 and utilises the branding of the iconic soccer show broadcast since 1977. The mobile only app will cost €14.90 per month […]

Eleven Sports agrees new deals in Belgium

Sports channel provider Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed three new partnerships for Belgian football offering.   Eleven has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for its coverage of the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time –  […]