Mediapro replaces Canal Plus as Ligue 2 rights-holder

Spanish agency Mediapro and pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports have today (Tuesday) secured domestic rights to Ligue 2, with the French Football League (LFP) reporting a near three-fold increase in value.

The rights for the second tier of club football are for four seasons, from 2020-21 to 2023-24, and have been awarded for €64m ($72.9m) per season.

Mediapro has acquired rights to packages one and four. Package one contains a multiplex of eight live matches per match-week on Saturdays at 7pm CET, plus magazine programming. Package four contains one magazine per day from Tuesday to Friday.

BeIN has secured packages two and three. Package two contains one live match per match-week on Saturdays at 3pm CET (28 first picks and 10 second picks), the two play-off matches, the two play-off matches between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, and the two play-off matches between Ligue 2 and the third-tier Championnat National. The package also contains magazine programming.

Package three contains one live match per match-week, on Mondays at 8.45pm CET (the top 10 first picks and 28 second picks), plus magazine programming.

Ligue 2 rights are currently shared between beIN and fellow pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus in a four-season deal, from 2016-17 to 2019-20.