The release of Jaume Roures, president of Mediapro, this Wednesday on the site The Team, fueled conversations between club presidents in the late afternoon and evening. Even within the group of four presidents – Nasser al-Khelaïfi (PSG), Jean-Pierre Rivère (Nice), Jacques-Henri Eyraud (OM) and Olivier Sadran (Toulouse) – responsible for discussing with Canal + and beIN Sports, About the boss of the future broadcaster of L1 and L2, from next season, were rather well received. At least officially.
“The confirmation by Mediapro of the respect of its commitments for next season is very good news. We are all working to ensure the best conditions are in place to make the next season a win-win deal for everyone. Their proposal to broadcast the last two months of the Championship is even better news and we should study it ”, said Nasser al-Khelaïfi, perhaps in a tone of irony, he who was attacked by Roures.
“With C + and beIN the link was a little bit loose and it’s a bit our fault”
“Mediapro’s words are reassuring, they will give us guarantees for the future, also welcomed Jean-Pierre Rivère. We must prepare for the future together, our desire is to work hand in hand for the good of our football. With C + and beIN the link was a bit loose and it’s a bit our fault. With our present and future broadcasters, we must talk to each other, listen to each other and know each other’s needs to find solutions. “
The delegation of the four presidents has started discussions with Canal Plus and beIN Sports. They are considered positive by a participant: “Contact is well established, said one of them. Then it will take a little time to reconcile the positions. “
In addition, this same small group must also dialogue with Mediapro. This time, Al-Khelaïfi announced that he would not participate because he owns a company with Mediapro in Spain which broadcasts the TV rights of La Liga.