lack of agreement with Canal +, end of the Premier League on RMC Sport

The Premier League will disappear from the screens on RMC Sport, Canal+ remaining the only broadcaster of this championship.

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 told AFP on Friday, confirming information from the newspaper. The Team.

« 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%)writes L’Equipe on its website.

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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