Ligue 1: Emmanuel Macron joins the dance

Ligue 1: Emmanuel Macron joins the dance
Ligue 1: Emmanuel Macron joins the dance

French football is going through a new crisis. The TV rights have still not been allocated. Enough to place French clubs in great economic uncertainty two months before the resumption of the championship.

The weeks pass, doubt remains about the future of French football. The Professional Football League and Vincent Labrune encountered a bitter failure after announcing the billion. In all likelihood, we will be far from the expected jackpot. For the moment, TV rights have not been allocated. Enough to tense up all French clubs.

Two plans for the LFP

The team takes stock of the situation this Friday: “To take stock of the matter, or perhaps even decide if it is possible, a board of directors of the LFP was convened, according to our information, on Thursday June 20. On this date, the League will have progressed on its plan B, a 100% L1 channel distributed non-exclusively by all operators, ISPs (Internet service providers), i.e. Free, Bouygues, SFR, Orange… or even DAZN, which seeks to develop on the French market, Amazon Prime Video, interested in maintaining L1 in its offer, or even other platforms. he plan A (still a 100% L1 antenna, but made by BeIN Sports and distributed exclusively by the Canal+ group) is at a standstill. »

Emmanuel Macron as an X factor?

L’Equipe continues in another article by indicating that the President of the Republic could be a major player in the final outcome of a story that has lasted too long: “The leaders of the League, who have been discussing television rights for the Championship for months with the entourage of the Head of State, who asked Diallo to pass this document. President Macron was not surprised by the approach and assured that he would do everything to help French football find a solution. No doubt by encouraging the various market players, who have interests to defend with public authorities in various areas, to make an effort. […] Macron therefore promised to push for the realization of plan B. But since Sunday, the situation in the country has radically changed with the dissolution of the National Assembly and new legislative elections which are mobilizing all the energies at the Élysée. Bad luck for French football which really didn’t need that given the complexity of bringing together, in such a short time, guaranteed minimums from operators to make this channel viable.

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