Vivendi has said it will abide by a court ruling forcing pay-TV unit Canal Plus to broadcast Ligue 1 football matches under a sub-licensing deal with beIN Sports.
The Paris Judicial Tribunal has ruled that beIN Sports must respect its contract in the broadcasting of Ligue 1 or risk penalties.
France’s Canal+ has terminated its contract with beIN over the sublicensing of Ligue1 football.
Canal Plus has reacted with fury after the French Football League (LFP) voted to accept a bid from Amazon representing 80% of available matches from the start of the new season.
Plans by France’s football authority to breathe life into its collapsed TV rights deal have failed after an auction failed to reach the reserve price.
The French Professional Football League (LFP) has outlined its plans for a tender for the broadcast rights to the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
Mediapro’s president Jaume Roures has indicated that he will lower the value of the TV rights contract with the French Professional Football Association (LPF).
Canal+ and Bein Sport have agreed to pay a portion of the amount owed to the French football league.
Canal+ is refusing to pay the Professional Football League (LFP) the €110 million due for the broadcast rights to Ligue 1.
Mediapro says it plans to launch a football channel in France after it secured the rights to the three principal broadcasting packages for Ligue 1.