Canal+ terminates media-rights agreement with French league after decision to end season

1 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images The French pay-television broadcaster informed the league shortly after it announced Ligue 1 and 2 would not resume the season.

The French pay-television broadcaster informed the league shortly after it announced Ligue 1 and 2 would not resume the season.

Canal+ in April agreed to pay a reduced sum for matches that have already been played – dependent on whether the season resumed or not.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

French pay-television broadcaster Canal+ has terminated its contract with the country's Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), according to French newspaper L'Équipe, after it decided to immediately end the current Ligue 1 and 2 seasons.

The LFP earlier this week made the decision, which has resulted in PSG being crowned champions with 10-11 matches remaining, after French prime minister Edouard Philippe said "big sporting affairs" including professional football would not be allowed to return before September.

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