Al-Jazeera buys share of French league TV rights
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
PARIS (AP) -- France's soccer league says Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera has bought a share of the domestic TV rights for topflight games from 2012 to 2016 after having previously secured the international rights.
The league says Al-Jazeera will broadcast two games per round, on Fridays and Sundays.
Current right holders Canal Plus will keep the Sunday night game and broadcast a match on Saturdays.
The league said Thursday that Al-Jazeera and Canal Plus agreed to pay a total of $725 million per season.
The league has yet to sell the mobile and pay-per-view rights.