LFP, French football, Quilot, … Canal’s boss + Maxim goes plain crazy

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Maxim Saada has once again settled his account. After lawmakers heard about the TV rights this Thursday morning, the boss of Canal+ actually estimated that Ligue 1 should be valued at around 650 million euros. The audition was held a few weeks ago, far from the ambitious projections of Mediapro and its president Jaume Roures. In Question: Round ball consumption in France is far from being able to compare with other members of the European Big Five, according to Saada. “How much are French families ready to pay for the championship compared to the English, Spanish. In Portugal, the major news broadcasts of the first channels deal at least 10 minutes a day on football topics. On TF1 or France TV How much?, asks the leader in remarks relayed by economist Pierre Rondo. Another point, the big French football stars do not develop in France. In France, we have only one game, in Spain we have 5. In France “The public service will forward the Cup final to broadcast Fort-Boyard. At the level of the European prize list, we are on a par with Scotland, not England, Spain or Italy”, he settles.

“We are not involved with the improvement projects of French football”

“The French are not ready to pay as much for all the matches of the French championship. Mediapro has been performing”, continues a Maxim Saada which is not a tender with the Professional Football League (LFP). “We are in discussions with Formula 1 with motorcycles, with golf. When I went to the front of the league to appear before Vincent Labrun, to criticize the championship and question its governance and its organization I was criticized, in order to improve the value of the league, we proposed to start the season later, to hold matches at 1 pm, to avoid putting up big posters on uncompetitive dates, to strengthen the production of documentaries We proposed the organization of an All-Star game, to put cameras in the locker room, to put microphones on the referees, to structurally reinforce the value of the championship. Made real offers. Today we are not involved with the reform projects of French football, while we are broadcasters “, sorry plain to Maxime.

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Also in his viewfinder: Didier Quilot. The former director general of the league cited a study “estimating in 2018 that the French championship could be valued at 1.2 billion euros per year. I do not remember consulting with this study. We, we find ourselves with very accurate indicators.” With regard to audience figures. According to our studies and our indicators, we have never reached a valuation figure of over a billion. The purpose of the canal is not to lose money. Money whatever is right”, Maxim Saada concluded.

in short

Maxim Saada has once again settled his account. After lawmakers heard about the TV rights this Thursday morning, the boss of Canal+ actually estimated that Ligue 1 should be valued at around 650 million euros. The audition was held a few weeks ago, far from the ambitious projections of Mediapro and its president Jaume Roures. In Question: Round ball consumption in France is far from being able to compare with other members of the European Big Five, according to Saada.

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