TV broadcast rights sold for record sum!

Results of the call for bids

LFP - Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 14:07

The broadcasting rights for the French leagues for the period 2020-2024 have been sold for a record 1,153 billion Euros.

The LFP yesterday announced the results of the call for bids on the broadcasting rights to France's Ligue 1. The sums involved make interesting reading for the league's teams. The total haul stands at 1.153 billion Euros per season for the period 2020 to 2024.

Canal+, the historic broadcaster of France's top flight, won none of the available packages. Rivals beIN SPORTS also lost several slots to newcomers Mediapro, a Spanish company who thus marked their entrance into the French market with a splash.

Those broadcast packages in full

1  Sunday evening 9pm game: the Top 10 (pick of the best 10 matchdays) and one game from category 3 (28 other matchdays) + two magazine shows (before and after the Sunday evening game). Mediapro
2 Friday evening 9pm game and Saturday 5pm, matches chosen from categories 1 to 5 + a pre-match magazine show on Friday. Mediapro
3 Saturday evening 9pm game and Sunday 5pm, avec matches chosen from categories 1 to 5 + a post-match magazine show on Saturday. beIN SPORTS
4 Sunday 1pm game (category 6) and four 3pm kick-offs (categories 7 to 10) + a highlights magazine show on Sunday morning + one match also shown on another channel for each matchday(categories 2- 5). Mediapro
5 Trophée des Champions, three Multiplex weekends (J19, J37 and J38) and the Conforama Ligue 1 / Domino’s Ligue 2 play-off finals. Not attributed
6 Almost-live highlights of all matches and highlights for VOD viewers Free
7 Monday and Thursday highlights shows.
Not attributed


With two lots still to be bid on, it is highly likely that the overall total will rise over the coming weeks.

Bear in mind that this deal, and the corresponding windfall for clubs, come into effect for the 2020-2021 season. That means things will remain unchanged for the next two seasons.