Canal Plus Get French Rights to Final Champions League Package in France
December 12, 2011
French channel Canal Plus has been awarded the fifth and final Champions League package in France for the 2012–15 seasons.
The package acquired by Canal Plus consists of 13 first-pick live matches as well as the UEFA Champions League magazine programme. Each game will be broadcast live on Canal+, with the Saturday final and the weekly magazine show being screened on a free-to-air basis. The live matches will also be accessible on a platform-neutral basis (including via the internet and on mobile).
UEFA said: “UEFA is pleased to continue its relationship on the UEFA Champions League with Canal Plus, a long-standing broadcast partner for the competition. We highly value Canal Plus’s production expertise, editorial treatment and capacity to promote Europe’s flagship football competition.”
This announcement follows the recent award of the other four rights packages to al-Jazeera Sport, and concludes the sale of UEFA Champions League media rights in France for the 2012–15 cycle.