Belgian Pro League
Introducing a professional format from 2016-17 and reducing its number of clubs has helped the Belgian second-tier football league more than double the value of its media rights.
Interview with Ludwig Sneyers, chief executive of the Belgian Pro League, on the decision to change the structure of Belgian professional football and the deal with Proximus for the revamped second tier.
Belgian pay-television broadcasters Belgacom, Telenet and Voo have acquired non-exclusive domestic rights for live coverage of the Pro League, the top division of football in the country.
The MP & Silva agency has said three international broadcasters are in contention for the rights to the Pro League, the top division of Belgian football.
The MP & Silva agency agreed deals for highlights and clips rights to the Belgian Pro League late last month, taking it towards breakeven on the property.
The MP & Silva agency agreed deals with the three leading pay-television operators in Belgium last week for the Belgian Pro League but still has an uphill struggle to avoid losing money on the contract.
MP & Silva needs new buyers to emerge for Belgian league rights
Belgian Pro League says that MP & Silva was the 'only realistic bidder' for its rights
Interview with Ludwig Sneyers, chief executive of the Belgian Pro League, on the league’s agreement for the MP & Silva agency to advise it on media-rights deals
Belgian Pro League spoiled for choice ahead of key meeting to discuss media-rights offers