RMC Sport will stop broadcasting the English football championship because it has not been able to renew its co-broadcasting agreement with Canal+, which holds the rights for France, the television channel said on Friday, confirming information from the newspaper L’Equipe.
Disagree with Canal+
» The management of Altice Media (the group that owns RMC Sport, editor’s note) announced this morning to employees « of the pay channel » not having obtained the agreement of Canal+ to continue broadcasting the English Premier League “said RMC Sport. Asked by AFP, Canal+ declined to comment.
Already holder of the Premier League rights for France in previous seasons, Canal+ acquired last summer those for the period 2022-2025 (i.e. three seasons). The new season resumes Friday evening.
» Previously, Canal + and RMC Sport shared the broadcasting of the entire English Championship but also the 100 million euros of the contract per season. For the new cycle, Canal+ would have renegotiated the contract downwards with the Premier League on the French market (by more than 20%) « , writing The Team on its website.
The Premier League restarts this Friday
According to the newspaper, the Premier League would have asked to revise upwards the amount of this new contract in the event of co-distribution.
In addition, the English League would not have authorized the co-broadcasting of all the matches, as before, but only a few, the sports daily understands.
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