The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim suggesting there was discrimination in the tendering process for the rights to broadcast the matches of the foremost French football league (Amazon / Canal + Group / beIN Sports)

Partial reawarding of the TV rights for Football Ligue 1 to Amazon: the Autorité de la concurrence rejects the complaints of the Canal + Group and beIN Sports for lack of sufficient evidence*Background The reawarding to Amazon of the broadcasting rights for Football Ligue 1 previously held by Mediapro led the Canal + Group (GCP) and beIN Sports France to lodge a complaint with the Autorité de la concurrence. The complainants maintained that by granting the rights in question to Amazon for the 2021-2022 to 2023-2024 seasons for 250 million euros per season, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) had committed discrimination insofar as, at the same time, they themselves remained obliged to broadcast batch 3 matches, acquired in 2018 for 332 million euros per season. In this instance,

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority dismisses a claim suggesting there was discrimination in the tendering process for the rights to broadcast the matches of the foremost French football league (Amazon / Canal + Group / beIN Sports), 30 November 2022, e-Competitions November 2022, Art. N° 109828

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