Telecommunications company Altice has dislodged pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus as the rights-holder in France for English football’s Premier League, according to multiple reports.
The deal will run for three seasons, from 2016-17 to 2018-19.
The agreement comprises exclusive rights in France and Monaco and non-exclusive rights in Andorra, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Altice, which owns French telco Numericable-SFR, will pay about €100m ($106m) per season for the rights, according to the Financial Times newspaper.
Canal Plus pays more than €50m per season in the current cycle, from 2013-14 to 2015-16 – more than double the €24m per season the broadcaster paid in the previous cycle, from 2010-11 to 2012-13.
Bids for Premier League rights in France and nine other European territories were due to be submitted on Tuesday, as reported by TV Sports Markets.