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Canal Plus scores Champions League playoff rights

Monday 12 December 2011 | 11:22 CET | News
French pay TV broadcaster Canal Plus has won TV rights for the Champion League's top matches, currently held by free-to-air channel TF1. Canal Plus recently lost the rights to 133 football matches starting with the 2012-2013 season to Qatari satellite TV company Al-Jazeera, which bid EUR 61 million. Canal Plus has secured rights to air the final (non-exclusive) and a weekly magazine programme. TF1 had between 4.3 million and 5.2 million viewers for its Champion's League play-off matches. The broadcaster's audience share for the Champions' League was 22.6 percent for 2010-2011, compared to

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