Mediapro Looks To Renegotiate Ligue 1 Rights Deal With LFP After Missed Payment
October 8, 2020
Jaume Roures, CEO of Mediapro, has revealed to L’Équipe that the company wishes to renegotiate their broadcasting rights deal with the LFP in France.
The deal to broadcast Ligue 1 began only a couple of months ago ahead of the new season, however, Roures has explained to L’Equipe that the company will not be making the latest scheduled payment in order to try and renegotiate the deal.
“We have asked to speak about our contract this season because of Covid-19. It is obvious that Covid is affecting a lot of aspects of our being able to exploit our rights. We want to talk about that,” Roures said.
“We want to renegotiate the contract for this season. It has been very affected by Covid-19, everyone knows because everyone is suffering through it.
“We are not questioning the project as it is. But the bars and restaurants are closed, advertising is down – these are things that everyone knows,” he also stated.
“The contract was established in conditions that are completely different to the current situation. That is obvious. We need to speak about it. Aside from that, we will see how it ends up. We are not putting into question the contract, but we are putting into question the current situation.”