The Mediapro group had so far maintained the suspense. The Téléfoot channel, the new football Ligue 1 broadcaster, will be distributed on the boxes of the operator SFR for the period 2020-2024, Altice and Mediapro announced on Monday. At the same time, the two groups have sealed an agreement to co-broadcast the Champions League in the 2020-2021 season.
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In practice, the agreement provides for the co-broadcasting of European competitions, the Champions League and the Europa League, the rights of which are currently held, and until 2021, by Altice, on RMC Sport, the Altice channel, as well as on Téléfoot. The amounts of the two transactions were not specified. “SFR thus becomes the 100% football operator, the only one in France to offer its subscribers all French and European football”, the operator was satisfied in the press release.
RMC Sport-Téléfoot group subscription
SFR also has a broadcasting agreement with Canal + and beIN Sports, which will broadcast certain Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches next year as well as the main European championships. The operator’s subscribers will also be able to take a group subscription RMC Sport-Téléfoot for 25.90 euros per month.
Mediapro had announced that the Téléfoot subscription would cost 25 euros per month. The Téléfoot channel will begin broadcasting in August, when the championships resume. The new official French football calendar, shaken up by the coronavirus crisis, provides for a restart of the L1 on Friday August 21 with a shock between Marseille and Saint-Étienne, one day before the resumption of the L2, on Saturday August 22.
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The Sino-Spanish group Mediapro, which has won the broadcasting rights to more than 80% of L1 and L2 matches for the period 2020-2024 and for a record amount of more than 800 million euros per year, created the surprise by joining forces with TF1 to launch its channel. He notably concluded a license agreement to use the brand of the famous TF1 magazine, and will rely on the football stars of TF1, Grégoire Margotton and Bixente Lizarazu, to comment on twenty L1 matches on Sunday evening.