Canal Plus cites ‘force majeure’ in French football rights fee dispute

(Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus is citing force majeure as the basis for its refusal to pay an upcoming €110m ($120m) instalment on this season’s Ligue 1 and 2 fee obligation.

The broadcaster told the AFP that the French Professional League’s (LFP) suspension of football fixtures due to the Covid-19 pandemic was a “perfect example” of force majeure.

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