"The management of Altice Media (the group that owns RMC Sport, editor's note) announced this morning to the employees" of the pay channel "that it has not 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.

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According to the newspaper, the Premier League would have asked to revise upwards the amount of this new contract in the event of co-diffusion.

In addition, the English League would not have authorized the co-broadcasting of all matches, as before, but only a few, the sports daily understands.

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