Canal+ renews La Liga deal
France-based pay TV operator Canal+ has renewed its sub-Saharan African broadcasting rights deal with Spanish top-flight football division La Liga.
The broadcaster – which also holds rights to the UEFA Champions League, France’s Ligue 1, the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A in the region – will continue to offer La Liga coverage to its customers in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius via the four-season renewal.
Melcior Soler, director of the La Liga audiovisual department, said: “We are pleased to bring French-speaking fans of La Liga another exciting way to discover the competition in sub-Saharan Africa, while extending our successful partnership with Canal+. These are important steps to continuing our global growth together with a historic partner that has broadcast our games in this territory for years.”
Jacques du Puy, sresident of Canal+ International, added: “We are very happy to welcome La Liga for four new seasons, one of the championships most appreciated by our African subscribers and which completes our incomparable offer in terms of international football.”