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Al Jazeera wins Champions League rights in France

Wednesday 7 December 2011 | 10:34 CET | News
Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera has won four out of five rights packages to air Uefa Champions League matches in France for the 2012-2013 to 2015-2016 seasons, reports the Financial Times. Although the deal's financial details were not disclosed, a person close to the talks said Al Jazeera will pay around EUR 60 million a year for rights to televise 133 matches per season. This is twice as much as the EUR 31 million Canal Plus is paying now. Canal Plus is still in the running for the fifth Champions League rights package, which includes the top 13 games, including the final, but this package

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal Plus / Orange / TF1
Countries: France
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