Production and agency group Mediapro’s football-focused French pay-television service, Téléfoot, has announced subscription pricing details ahead of its impending launch, with an offering for mobile devices included.
Three main subscription packages will be offered, with the mobile pass for smartphone and tablet devices priced at €14.90 ($18) per month, with no long-term commitment. However, unlike the other offerings, this package will only provide access to domestic Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 games.
A package priced at €25.90 per month with a 12-month commitment – and €29.90 without – will offer Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Uefa Champions League and Europa League coverage, available to watch across all screens and in 4K/HDR. That package is also available for a total of €269.90 for a pre-paid year’s subscription.
Finally, a combined offering with internet entertainment platform Netflix has been priced at €29.90 per month, with a 12-month commitment.
Customers will be able to subscribe from August 17, with Téléfoot set to launch on the same day, albeit with the first live broadcast currently expected to be August 21 ahead of that evening’s Ligue 1 clash between Olympique de Marseille and Saint-Étienne.
A subscription offering for hotels, bars and restaurants has also been detailed. The Téléfoot Bar service, which will only screen Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 games, will have three different packages:
- One screen: €79.99 per month with a one-year commitment (or €799.99 for a single payment)
- Two-to-three screens: €189.99 per month (or €1,899.99)
- Four-to-six screens: €299.99 per month or (€2,999.99)
Mediapro is creating the channel on the back of its €780m-per-season acquisition of the bulk of Ligue 1 broadcast rights from 2020-21 to 2023-24. It is aiming to attract 3.5 million subscribers to Téléfoot.
Mediapro last month announced a Téléfoot distribution deal with telco Altice’s SFR platform covering the 2020-24 cycle. The agency and Altice have also agreed a co-broadcast deal for Uefa club competitions next season. Mediapro’s carriage deal with SFR followed reports that the agency had agreed Téléfoot distribution with social-media giant Facebook.
The channel was named Téléfoot as part of a deal struck with free-to-air commercial broadcaster TF1 in June.
A ‘renewable’ four-year agreement with TF1 was announced that includes the licensing of the Téléfoot name and brand to Mediapro as it looks to leverage the popularity of the Téléfoot football magazine programme launched by TF1 in 1977.