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Canal Plus refers football association to competition body

Wednesday 19 March 2014 | 10:21 CET | News
Canal Plus has referred France's football association to the country's Competition Authority to protest its early launch of an auction on Ligue 1 broadcast rights for 2016-2020, CEO Bertrand Meheut told Le Figaro. "The football league sold us rights for four years, until June 2016. We want to benefit from it serenely. I do not understand this precipitation." Canal Plus, which pays EUR 430 million to air the top division's matches, fears that its customer base would be destabilised if the football league sold the rights two years early. The pay TV channel is in fierce competition with new

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: BeIN Media Group / Canal Plus
Countries: France
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