We can watch Troyes-PSG on TV this Saturday (5 p.m.) and Metz-Lille this Sunday (5 p.m.).

Finally, theoretically.

The commercial court of Nanterre ordered this Thursday afternoon to Canal + to pay and broadcast two Ligue 1 matches per day from Saturday under its sub-license agreement with beIN Sports.

According to

L'Equipe,

Canal + has decided to respect the decision and therefore to pay the invoice of 68 million euros including tax expected by the League.

The channel immediately announced its intention to appeal.

On Wednesday, the Paris court ordered beIN Sports to ensure the broadcasting of these meetings alongside Amazon, but the Qatari broadcaster turned against the encrypted channel, bound by a contract that it now owes honor under penalty of a fine of one million euros per day of delay, according to these same sources.

"Canal must now perform all its obligations, and therefore must honor all payments due, broadcast as well as produce all the matches of batch number 3", corresponding to two matches per day, acquired for 332 million euros annually in 2018.

A call to come very quickly

This scenario was ideal in the short term for clubs and the Professional Football League (LFP), which have more hope of being paid quickly with Canal + than with beIN Sports.

Indeed, "to defend its interests" and faced with the financial risk represented by this lot at 332 million euros per year that it did not intend to recover, the Qatari broadcaster has embarked on a conciliation procedure with the Commercial court of Nanterre, which risks pronouncing a suspension of payments while renegotiating the amount of TV rights owed by beIN.

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"While the Canal + Group will have to pay the equivalent of 332 million euros per season to broadcast two games per day, Amazon will broadcast eight, including the ten best posters of the season, for 250 million euros, an amount nearly six times lower per match, "regretted Canal + in a press release, pointing to" unfair treatment "of the LFP and ensuring that it" will appeal as soon as possible ".

The match is far from over

The legal success of the League, which came to support beIN Sports in this summons to the commercial court of Nanterre, nevertheless remains only a short-term victory.

BeIN Sports has sued the LFP with the Paris judicial court in order to have the “lapsing” of lot number 3 recognized, obtained during the 2018 call for tenders before being sublicensed to Canal +.

A substantive procedure that will not be opened before November.

The group led by the president of Paris SG Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, like Canal +, judge the amount of this lot discriminatory and abusive since the attribution of 80% of the meetings to Amazon against 250 million annual euros only.

The failure of the former broadcaster Mediapro during the 2020-2021 season has already resulted in a halving of audiovisual revenues in the middle of the season last winter.

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