Canal+ gets Saudi league in France, Africa

By Content Nigeria reporter
August 11, 2023

A host of high-profile footballers and managers have joined Saudi clubs in recent months

French pay TV outfit Canal+ Group has secured the rights to broadcast Saudi Pro League football in France and across Africa for the next two seasons.

Starting with the 2023/24 season, which kicks off this weekend, Canal+ will present two matches per week in the French regions and African territories on its Canal+ sports channels, myCanal platform and social media networks.

Thomas Sénécal, director of sports at Canal+ Group, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this brand new soccer league exclusively to Canal+ subscribers. The Saudi Pro League brings together a line-up of prestigious players that we’ll be able to see every week on our channels and in our programmes such as Canal Football Club.

“We’re looking forward to following some of the world’s biggest star –  Ballon d’Or winners Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup champion N’Golo Kanté and Sadio Mané – in this fast-developing league.”

With this addition, the Saudi league joins the expansive Canal+ football portfolio, which already includes significant competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League, D1 Arkema and Ligue 1.

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