In line with data from our colleagues at L’Équipe, the Canal + group has a suggestion in thoughts in case it has to purchase the TV rights from Mediapro, which has nonetheless not settled the deadline of October 5.
Will the leaders of Canal + lastly flip into saviors of French soccer? The choice would in any case not be put aside in accordance with data revealed on Monday, November 23 by our colleagues from The team. In line with the main French sports activities each day, the group with the encrypted channel would certainly bear in mind a takeover supply for Ligue 1 within the occasion that the Sino-Spanish group Mediapro doesn’t respect its commitments to the skilled soccer league (LFP).
As a reminder, Mediapro has entered into open battle with the French authorities because it didn’t settle the deadline of October 5, within the quantity of 172 million euros, forcing French golf equipment to contract a assured mortgage. by the State through the LFP. Since then, the 2 organizations have been mired in a part of negotiations, the result of which is more and more unsure, between a media which needs to scale back the quantity of rights and a league beneath unprecedented monetary stress.
740 million euros per season
The group led by the Spaniard Jaume Roures, who acquired the TV rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for 4 seasons (2020-2024) for a complete quantity of 1.153 billion euros per season (the half going completely to Mediapro being of 780 M € for the L1, 34 M € for the L2), pleaded the financial context linked to the well being disaster to justify a renegotiation of costs, whereas many observers imagine that the contract obtained was, principally, financially unrealistic .
Beginning with Canal +, historic broadcaster of the French championship, scalded within the first months by the lack of its rights within the face of a competitor out of nowhere. Regardless of every part, right this moment, the group with the white cross would subsequently be able to advance 740 million euros per season for the entire of Ligue 1, in accordance with L’Équipe, within the occasion of a return to the market of acquired TV rights. by Mediapro. Sufficient to get French soccer out of the rut?