Ten acquires French Football League till ’15

26 Jul,2012

By A Correspondent


Sports content provider, Ten Network, has announced that it has secured Live and exclusive rights to broadcast the French Football League for till 201415 on multiple distribution platforms forSouth Asiamarket.


The deal negotiated with MP& Silva, a leading international sports rights agency, will allow Ten Network to offer 232 matches Live and Exclusive, showcasing 2 of French football’s most prestigious title competitions: Ligue 1 – Top Football Division in France and one of Top 5 Leagues in Europe and Coupe De La Ligue – The French League Cup.


Together with the broadcast of UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Ten Network has now reinforced its position as the ‘Home of Football’ for fans in the Indian subcontinent. The fans can continue to look forward to a comprehensive, engaging coverage of French Football across all platforms through its broadcast channels, TEN Action and TEN HD.


Atul Pande, CEO, Sports Business, ZEE said: “Acquisition of the French League, one of the most competitive football leagues in Europe, underlines our commitment to football fans in the region, as we continue providing the most entertaining content to our viewers, and an excellent promotional platform for our advertisers. We have established a strong tradition in building and strengthening top-class football properties on our channels with the reach of our networks, multiple media platforms and world-class match presentation.”


Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva Group CEO, commented: “We are delighted to facilitate the growth of French football in India. European football TV audiences in India are rapidly growing, attracting more interest from leagues, competitions, sponsors and players to satisfy this appetite.”


The 2012/13 season represents the 80th anniversary of professional football in France and Ligue 1 is celebrating in style with new kick-off times, a new football – and newly renovated stadia in preparation of EURO 2016.


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