Are you a fan of tennis but also of football, you took Amazon Prime to follow Roland-Garros, and you thought of canceling before the free 30-day trial? Her boss Jeff Bezos has a message for you. The American distribution giant will in fact share with Canal + the broadcasting of Ligue 1, with an annual amount of 663 million euros for clubs until 2024.
According to the distribution adopted Friday by the Board of Directors of the Professional Football League (LFP), the French encrypted channel will pay 332 million each season over the period 2021-2024, against 250 million annually for Amazon, which will add an extension to be also share Ligue 2 with beIN Sports.
Eight matches per day on Amazon
In total, professional clubs will receive half of what they should have obtained at the time of the eruption of Mediapro (1.2 billion euros), a failed broadcaster whose foray into France turned into a fiasco.
In details, according to The team, Amazon will broadcast eight matches per Ligue 1 day, including the Sunday night poster. Canal + will broadcast the posters on Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. The competing offer, coupled between Canal + and beIN Sport, has therefore been rejected.