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Al Jazeera enters French football market

Friday 24 June 2011 | 11:12 CET | News
The French football association, Ligue Professionelle de Football, has awarded its fifth block of broadcasting rights to Quatar-based international news channel Al Jazeera, which it will use to air two live matches a day on Ligue 1 championship days (Friday nights and Sunday afternoons). Canal Plus, LFP's historical partner, secured blocks one to four, including the popular Sunday night game, in addition to the Saturday afternoon contest. Altogether, the LFP raised EUR 510 million from the auction. Its steering committee is now considering the next phase, blocks six through nine. France

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Al Jazeera / Canal Plus
Countries: France
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