The television rights of Ligue 1 continues to be a relevant issue, which is why Mediapro decided to hold a press conference where RMC Sport relayed his words.
Mediapro, the parent company of Téléfoot, confirmed to the media that they wanted to renegotiate its contract for the 2020-21 season. Likely due to the coronavirus pandemic affecting their pockets.
“The contract is here to last, we have this will. The only thing we asked is to adapt things for this season,” Roures said.
Despite revealing this information, the CEO of Mediapro Jaume Roures says that their contract is here to last even though they’ve yet to pay €172-million to the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).
This situation has caused the LFP to take out a loan to pay clubs in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 who were expecting money from their television deal.
Furthermore, Roures went on the offensive attack citing other television networks like Canal Plus and beIN Sports, who have yet to pay their share to the LFP.
There’s lots of chatter surrounding the television rights deal with Mediapro and whether or not the LFP would try to get out of their contract. Nonetheless, we will continue to see how this all unfolds and whether another loan is needed to pay clubs.
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