Ligue 1 TV rights. A meeting between Canal+ and the LFP canceled at the last moment

Ligue 1 TV rights. A meeting between Canal+ and the LFP canceled at the last moment
Ligue 1 TV rights. A meeting between Canal+ and the LFP canceled at the last moment

It goes away and it comes back. Discussions between Canal+ and the LFP never stop interrupting and resuming on the subject of Ligue 1 TV rights. The two strong men from each of the houses, Maxime Saada and Vincent Labrune, respond to each other through the press. , without ever hearing or listening to each other. But while a meeting was agreed on Tuesday, June 18, it was ultimately canceled at the last minute, as revealed The Team .

Canal+ upset

The cause ? A sentence from Vincent Labrune in the columns of the newspaper The world explaining why the encrypted channel did not have the rights when Mediapro dropped the matter during the season: “ Canal+ did not wish to align with Amazon’s proposal at this amount. The clubs were in a very difficult financial situation at that time, they were really down to 70 million euros. » A possibility that Canal+ contests. Maxime Saada therefore cut it short, and decided to cancel the meeting initially planned for Tuesday.

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However, this embryonic meeting can lead to optimism regarding the resumption of discussions between Canal+ and the League. Friday June 21, the LFP, where incomprehension seems to prevail, will hold its board of directors.

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