TV rights, good news confirmed for Canal+ subscribers

TV rights, good news confirmed for Canal+ subscribers

If Canal+ is officially not interested in acquiring TV rights to Ligue 1 for the period 2024-2029, several observers do not imagine the encrypted channel depriving its subscribers of the French championship.

On which channels will football fans be able to follow Ligue 1 next season and until 2029? Five days before the LFP general assembly, which will take place next Wednesday, several options exist but none really emerge. While beIN Sports until now seemed to hold the rope to obtain the TV rights to the championship, Vincent Labrune and the Professional Football League have to date not concluded any agreement with the Qatari channel, which would no longer be as interested in the product that a few weeks ago.

Canal+, officially, never was either. But many observers find it difficult to see the encrypted channel completely doing without Ligue 1. A scenario confirmed by Christophe Bouchet, the former president of OM, who has no doubts about the investment of the group led by Maxime Saada. “The real subject is not the premium matches. It’s not PSG, it’s not OM, it’s not the derby between Lyon and Saint-Etienne, if there is one, because it brings a lot of people back to the screens” , he explained in Greg’s team.

“Canal+ will do everything to have premium matches”

“Canal+ will do everything to have these matches, he assured, being on the other hand more pessimistic for the meetings of less popular clubs. The rest, which was valued very high, no longer has much value. Canal+ has all the figures and it knows very well that Rennes-Montpellier attracts tens of thousands of viewers. And you can’t pay tens of millions of euros for a product that brings you a few tens of thousands of viewers. There are arithmetic problems that are extremely simple. »

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