French Ligue 1
LFP Media names Dumois as chief transformation officer
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has made Jérôme Dumois of players’ body the Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionels (UNFP) the latest hire to its new LFP Media division. T
FFF buoyed by results of Ligue 1 referee microphone trial
The French Football Federation (FFF) has hailed the successful experiment of equipping the referee with a microphone for Friday’s Ligue 1 game between Olympique Lyonnais and Nantes.
Eurosport moves for Ligue 1 rights in Spain
France’s Ligue 1 has a permanent home in the Spanish broadcast market once again after Eurosport acquired exclusive rights to all matches during the remainder of the 2022-23 season and the whole of the 2…
Orange adds Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 coverage in Romania
Romanian pay-television broadcaster Orange Sport has added English Premier League, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 coverage to its European football output
Ligue 1 hopes to make up lost ground with international rights shake-up
France’s Ligue 1 will bring its global media rights to market next year faced with one clear mission: to recover as much lost ground as it can after the catastrophic collapse of its domestic media rights deal with Mediapro in 2020.
Ligue 1 returns in Japan as local stars drive DAZN deal
Extensive live coverage of French Ligue 1 football returned in Japan this season following a one-season hiatus, as streaming platform DAZN increased its valuation of the league.
TF1 renews Ligue 1 highlights sublicensing deal with Amazon
TF1, the French commercial broadcaster, has renewed an agreement with Amazon Prime Video for sublicensed short highlights to French football’s Ligue 1.
DAZN acquires French Ligue 1 rights in Japan
DAZN has acquired exclusive streaming rights in Japan for French Ligue 1 football in a deal covering at least the 2022-23 season
SFR to launch combined RMC Sport, Amazon Ligue 1 offering
French telco SFR will launch a new subscription package combining its RMC Sport pay-television channels with the Ligue 1 domestic football offering provided by the streaming service Amazon Prime Video
Judge sides with beIN in Canal Plus Ligue 1 rights appeal
The Versailles Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of beIN Sports in its long-running legal battle with fellow pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus regarding a sublicensing agreement for rights to Ligue…
LFP ‘receives four binding bids’ for commercial subsidiary stake
Four private equity groups have made binding bids for a stake in the commercial subsidiary being planned by France’s Professional Football League (LFP), it has been reported.
LFP suspends Match TV’s Ligue 1 rights deal
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has suspended its contract with Match TV, the organisation’s media rights partner in Russia.
Date set for ruling in Canal Plus Ligue 1 rights appeal
Canal Plus is set to discover next month whether its appeal is successful against a court ruling concerning its sublicensing contract with fellow French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports for coverage…
Screach delivers Amazon Ligue 1 action to commercial sites, Bergeaud named French CEO
Prime Video, the streaming service of online retail giant Amazon, has chosen UK-based enterprise streaming and advertising platform Screach to deliver its coverage of Ligue 1 football matches to commercial…
French senators seek limits to LFP’s commercial subsidiary plan
French senators have proposed that investors in the new commercial subsidiary being drawn up by the Professional Football League (LFP) should be limited to a 10-per-cent stake, with a representative of…
LFP deadline ‘looms’ for private equity bids, 18-team Ligue 2 approved
Private equity funds including CVC Capital Partners, Bain Capital and Silver Lake are assessing preliminary bids by a deadline of Monday for a stake of up to 20 per cent in a new commercial subsidiary…
Telekom Srbija pays massive increase for Ligue 1 rights in the Balkans
BeIN Media Group has secured a monstrous increase for Ligue 1 rights in the Balkans for the next three seasons in one of the most lucrative deals for the league in Europe.