“For Canal +, Ligue 1 has lost a lot of value”

INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE – After the Mediapro fiasco, the encrypted channel has also decided to return its matches and asks the LFP to quickly launch a new call for tenders. The chairman of the board of the Canal + group is taking a big risk but believes that the value of football has deteriorated.

LE FIGARO.- After the withdrawal of Mediapro, LFP awaits an agreement with Canal +. Where are you ?
Maxime SEND. – The Professional Football League (LFP) has just recovered the Mediapro prizes for only a few days. We finally came to the conclusion on the Canal + side that it was in the interest of all stakeholders to go through a call for tenders. We therefore sent a letter to the LFP to inform them of the return of lot 3 that BeIN Sports sublicensed us.

Have you looked into the possibility of a private offer?
Of course. But we never made an offer in this direction to the LFP because, after reflection, we concluded that it was impossible to go through this procedure. And this for three reasons. The first is that there is undoubtedly a loss of trust between Canal + and those responsible for French football. We have not been treated properly in recent years. We do not forget the postponement of matches by the LFP without

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