the Professional Football League suspends its broadcasting contract in Russia


The LFP announced on Friday the suspension of the contract which bound him to the Match TV channel.

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It is no longer possible to watch Ligue 1 on Russian television. On Friday March 4, the Professional Football League announced in a press release that it had suspended the broadcasting contract with the Match TV channel.

Ligue 1 has another broadcaster in Russia, according to the LFP website: the streaming platform Wink, but it is a sub-licence contract with Match TV, a spokeswoman for the League told AFP, adding that it was therefore also suspended.

The English championship, whose international audiovisual rights are the highest on the planet, is also considering the suspension of its broadcasting contracts in Russia. “It is clear that they are being examined”Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Thursday.

« We examine (the contracts) very closely in their conditions of suspension or termination »he added. « It’s happening right now. The situation is changing rapidly. »


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