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Court rejects Canal attempt to delay football rights tender

Monday 31 March 2014 | 09:22 CET | News
A French court has rejected broadcaster Canal Plus's attempt to prevent professional football league LPF from auctioning so far in advance the TV rights for three seasons of Ligue 1 and 2 matches starting from 2016-2017. Canal Plus was seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the process in which the LPF set a deadline of 2 April for qualitative offers and 4 April for financial offers. The court said there was no legal requirement for a minimal timeframe between tendering the rights and the start of operation. The court ordered Canal Plus to pay EUR 5,000 to the LPF. Canal Plus has also

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