Téléfoot unveils mobile-only subscription package ahead of launch
Téléfoot, the new home of domestic French soccer owned by Spanish media rights agency Mediapro, today unveiled a mobile subscription package ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season.
It was aleady known Téléfoot would cost €29.90 ($32.25) per month and €25.90 with a one-year commitment (or the equivalent of €22.50 per month by pre-paying €269.90 for the year), and the channel said today that a mobile only pass for smartphones and tablets would be priced at €14.90 with no commitment.
However, the mobile subscription will only offer games from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, not the Uefa Champions League and Europa League as per a recent sub-licensing agreement with SFR, the Altice-owned telecoms group.
At the end of July, Mediapro announced a promotional tie-up with Netflix, for a subscription to Téléfoot and the internet entertainment service for €29.90 per month, with a one-year commitment.
It means Netflix can be accessed for €4.10 per month, rather than its standalone €11.99.
Téléfoot will go live on 17 August, ahead of its first Ligue 1 game between Marseille and Saint-Etienne on 21 August.
It will offer live coverage of 80 per cent of domestic fixtures, comprising eight matches per round from each of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 over the next four seasons, and will also co-broadcast matches from the Champions League and Europa League in 2020-21.
Téléfoot will also carry all 266 games per season from the Europa League and new third-tier Europa Conference League from 2021-22 to 2023-24.
Last week, Mediapro paid the first installment of rights fee to the LFP, the French league, some €172.3 million, including tax.
Its Ligue 1 rights deal is worth €780 million per season, and it will make instalments every two months.