April 14, 2024

Canal+, a huge thunderclap in the offing?

Three weeks after the – unsuccessful – auction organized by the LFP, the situation remains totally unclear with regard to the allocation of Ligue 1 TV rights. Since October 17, the League’s directors have been in direct talks with the various players in the market, and according to RMC, these negotiations have made significant progress, notably with DAZN, billed as the Netflix o…

Three weeks after the – unsuccessful – auction organized by the LFP, the situation remains totally unclear with regard to the allocation of Ligue 1 TV rights. Since October 17, the League’s directors have been in direct talks with the various players in the market, and according to RMC, these negotiations have made significant progress, notably with DAZN, billed as the Netflix of Sport.

A meeting between the two parties is said to have taken place at Sportel, held in Monaco from October 24 to 26. The meeting was reportedly very fruitful.ants to announce that it would not take part in the tender and to denounce the League’s methods. For all that, Canal has not given up on the TV rights to Ligue 1. Nevertheless, Maxime Saada refuses to discuss the future until the problems of the past have been resolved. The group considers the 330 million euros paid each year for the two matches broadcast each day without the benefit of first choice to be an injustice, and would therefore like financial compensation, without specifying the amount. It is now up to the LFP to take the first step.