After the fiasco Mediapro at the start of the season, and therefore the end of “Téléfoot La Chaîne” a few months ago, the group Channel had come to the rescue of the Professional Football League and had recovered the TV rights to Ligue 1 for the end of the 2020/21 season. But for the next three years, that is until 2024, it was necessary to find a new broadcaster, or even several.
This Friday afternoon, everyone was waiting to know the final choice of the LFP during the Board of Directors. Quickly, the first echoes explained that Canal + and Amazon had won the bet. Information confirmed a few minutes ago by the League via an official press release sent by email. But we can speak of a small fiasco … Because at the same time, the Canal group surprised everyone by announcing that it was withdrawing!
L1 on Canal +, it’s over
“After the failure of the choice of Mediapro in 2018, Canal + regrets the decision of the Professional Football League (LFP) to retain Amazon’s proposal today to the detriment of that of its historical partners Canal + and beIN Sports. Canal + will therefore not broadcast Ligue 1 ”, first explains the encrypted channel in its press release, before talking about the future and the next sporting events to come on the channel.
“From the start of the school year, the Canal + group will offer its subscribers, for the first time, the two most beautiful posters for each day of the Champions League and, from August 11, the Supercup between Chelsea and Villarreal. The most prestigious European competition will complete a rich sports offering from the Premier League, Top14, Formula 1, and even MotoGP, all broadcast in their entirety. ” It remains to be seen who will broadcast the match on Saturday evening and that on Sunday at 5 p.m., which Canal + had gleaned a few hours ago …
CANAL + withdraws from Ligue 1
– CANAL + Group (@canalplusgroupe) June 11, 2021