Football TV rights: war is declared between beIN Sports and the LFP


In the coming days, the Qatari-born broadcaster and the Professional Football League will assign each other in summary proceedings.

A first court decision, chaos for French football, the response of economic players and an epilogue far from delivered. The soap opera on the TV rights of Ligue 1 continues to become more complex, only ten days before the resumption of the League 1 Championship. Friday, Canal + won a first round against beIN Sports, after the decision of the commercial court from Nanterre. The encrypted channel is legally authorized to suspend its annual sub-license contract of 332 million euros, signed in 2018 with the Qatari-born broadcaster, for the retransmission of two posters per day of the Championship. A suspension of contract made possible if and only if, specifies the justice, “beIN does not do what Canal + has been asking for in recent days”, Namely: to initiate proceedings against the Professional Football League (LFP).

Now war is declared between beIN and the League, according to information from the Figaro. In the coming days, two news

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