Canal+ announces Premier League rights extension

As per the extension, Canal+ will provide coverage of all 380 matches of the Premier League per season in France.

The French television channel, Canal+ has announced a renewal of its media rights to the English top flight, the Premier League (PL).

As per the extension, the channel will provide coverage of all 380 matches per season in France. It will also be shown on myCanal as well as its digital channel, Canal+Premier League.

Additional countries with exclusive rights include Vietnam, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Switzerland (French only).

Speaking on the renewal, Maxime Saada, Chairman and CEO of Canal+ Group, said, “We are delighted to have acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the Premier League for several key regions of the Group. Above all, it is a source of great pleasure for our subscribers, who unanimously recognise the Premier League as the most competitive championship in Europe, with the best clubs and players on the planet involved. This would not have been possible without the exemplary work of our teams, whose great professionalism I applaud”.

Jacques du Puy, CEO of Canal+ International, said, “The Premier League has been a strong pillar of our broadcasting strategy in Vietnam and Switzerland for more than 10 years and has been launched recently in Czech Republic and Slovakia where it has been already widely praised by our customers. We are therefore very happy to continue entertaining our subscribers with coverage of this exceptional competition”.

Paul Molnar, Chief Media Officer at the Premier League, said, “The Premier League is delighted to extend our longstanding partnership with Canal + until the end of the 2027/28 season. Canal+ is an outstanding partner and has continued to deliver market-leading and innovative coverage across its established and new digital platforms. We look forward to Canal+ continuing to be the home of the Premier League across these important territories”.

Founded in 1984, Canal+ is a French premium television network. The Groupe Canal+, which is owned by Vivendi, owns the entity entirely. The station airs a variety of content, most of which is encrypted. Free access to unencrypted programming is available on Canal+ and Canal+ Clair through satellite. 

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