LFP looks to revive EA Ligue 1 Games in 2022
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) is in discussions to revive the EA Ligue 1 Games, its United States-based preseason tournament, this summer after being postponed for the past two years due…
LFP keen to stage Lyon-Monaco league match in China
France’s Professional Football League (LFP) is looking to stage a Ligue 1 match between Lyon and Monaco in Shanghai as it looks to develop the product internationally.
Viacom 18 continues sports push with Ligue 1 rights
Rising sports broadcaster Viacom 18 has secured rights in India for French Ligue 1 football
BeIN Sports scales down US operation but Messi’s PSG move provides spring in step
BeIN Sports has taken efforts to scale down its United States operation following the decision to sell its regional LaLiga rights back to the Spanish league in the summer, with a number of staff in front…
Migu acquires French Ligue 1 streaming rights
China Mobile Migu has acquired streaming rights in China for French Ligue 1 football in a three-year deal, from 2021-22 to 2023-24
Romania’s Digi Sport ensures three more seasons of Ligue 1
Romanian pay-television broadcaster Digi Sport has retained its rights to French football’s Ligue 1 until the end of the 2023-24 season.
OneFootball follows Ligue 1 rights acquisition with LFP content tie-up
OneFootball, the football-focused media platform, has signed its first editorial content deal with a professional league in a tie-up with France’s Professional Football League (LFP).
US investment firm RedBird Capital in talks to acquire majority stake in Toulouse FC
American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners is in exclusive talks to acquire an 85-per-cent stake in French soccer club Toulouse FC
Ligue 1 clubs agree to split 2020-24 rights windfall equally
French Ligue 1 clubs have agreed to an equal division of the increase in annual media-rights revenue they will receive during the 2020-24 cycle. The top-tier clubs will earn nearly €1.2bn ($1.3
French football clubs generate €2.8bn in revenues as net losses hit €160m
The French Professional League (LFP), the governing body for the top two tiers of football in France, has reported that its clubs generated record revenues of almost €3bn ($3.3bn) in the 2018-19 season.
US hedge fund GACP sells stake in Girondins de Bordeaux
GACP Sports, a subsidiary of Miami-based private equity firm General American Capital Partners (GACP), has sold its stake in Ligue 1 club FC Girondins de Bordeaux to co-investor King Street Capital Management.
Arabsat hits back at rights-holders in beoutQ dispute
Satellite operator Arabsat has branded comments made by a group of major rights-holders as “irresponsible” and “disgraceful” about its alleged role in the Saudi Arabian pirate channel beoutQ dispute. Ara
Ineos completes €100m takeover for Ligue 1 club OGC Nice
British petrochemicals company Ineos has completed a takeover of French Ligue 1 football club OGC Nice on Monday, with owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, pledging to establish the club as…
Ligue 1 signs Chinese world champion swimmer Ning Zetao as ambassador
French football league Ligue 1 has signed Chinese former world sprint swimming champion Ning Zetao as a sporting ambassador
Bundesliga overtakes LaLiga in revenue stakes
The European club football market is now worth a record £25.1bn (€28.5bn/$31.7b
Ligue 1 brings in Elevate Sports to support summer US tournament
Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has hired Elevate Sports Ventures to support the North American media rights, sponsorship and ticket sales of its new summer tournament in the United States, the EA …
Audi Field to host four-team Ligue 1 tournament this summer – report
Ligue 1 is looking to expand its reach and seek new business opportunities in the United States by hosting a four-team, preseason friendly tournament at Audi Field this summer