Canal+ has secured the rights to 34 live UEFA Champions League matches in France. The pay-TV broadcaster will show the games on its linear channels and make the live streams available on its over-the-top (OTT) platform, myCanal.
Canal+ has agreed to share coverage of the Premier League in France for the 2019-22 cycle with RMC Sport TV channels, after initially acquiring exclusive multi-platform rights for the competition. The agreed sub-license deal still allows flagship channel Canal+, along with Canal+ Sport and Canal+ Décalé to participate in the broadcasts of all 380 games in high definition, whether live or delayed. Subscribers may be able to stream Canal+ channels' Premier League fixtures online and on the network's mobile apps.
Canal Plus has agreed a deal for the first two packages of the Ligue 1 rights in France between 2016 and 2020. The acquisition of Package One will see Canal Plus broadcast 28 first-choice games, 10 second-choice matches and 38 third-choice matches every season. It also includes a Saturday and Sunday evening highlights program. Package Two brings 28 more matches of France’s top football division to the network, along with an evening magazine program set to air on Sundays. Live Ligue 1 matches on Canal Plus may be available to stream on the broadcaster’s website.
Pay-TV broadcaster Canal+ has secured non-exclusive rights to the UEFA Europa League in France. The deal between the network and Europe’s football governing body will see Canal+ cover at least 16 matches per season, starting from 2021-22. The agreement, which compels Canal+ to share coverage with a French free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster, also involves the newer Europa League Conference competition.