Ligue 1 has signed off on a brand new broadcasting rights deal for the following three years.
The league had been plunged into an financial disaster following the collapse of the earlier take care of Spanish broadcasting firm MediaPro. The corporate had promised to pay €3.25 billion for the broadcasting rights to the French league for 4 years, however pulled out not lengthy after having paid underneath 10% of what they owed.
Earlier homeowners Canal Plus and BeIN Sports activities have each been in talks to repurchase the TV rights, whereas giants Amazon have additionally been seeking to strike a take care of the LFP.
At present, the LFP selected between two completely different broadcasting packages, with all three corporations securing the rights to French soccer.
The brand new deal (Canal Plus, Amazon, BeIN Sports activities)
- Amazon pay €250m per yr for the rights to indicate eight Ligue 1 video games each weekend. On prime of this, they pay an additional €9m per yr to indicate eight Ligue 2 video games per weekend.
- Canal Plus pay €332m per yr to indicate two Ligue 1 video games per weekend. Nonetheless, they get the primary choose from 28 out of 38 matchdays, permitting them to safe the most effective fixture on most weekends. They get the fourth choose in all 38 matchdays, whereas additionally getting the third choose ten instances.
- BeIN Sports activities pay €30m per yr for 2 Ligue 2 matches per weekend, as soon as once more getting precedence.
- French firm Free pay €42m for video on demand rights.
- General, the deal ensures €663m per yr for the French leagues.
The opposite choice (Canal Plus, BeIN Sports activities)
- Canal Plus pay €370m for 2 Ligue 1 matches per week. They get first and third choose of each matchday.
- BeIN Sports activities pay €165m for the opposite eight matches, in addition to as much as €78m in bonuses. Additionally they pay €18m per yr for all ten Ligue 2 matches.
- Free pay €42m for video on demand rights.
- The deal ensures a minimal of €595m per season, and could possibly be value as much as €673m.
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