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Sunday, July 14, 2024

French Network Strikes Deal With Amazon for Ligue 2 Matches

  • L’Équipe has struck a deal with Amazon to co-broadcast Ligue 2 matches.
  • The French commercial network will broadcast on match each week.
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French commercial network L’Équipe has struck a deal with Amazon to co-broadcast one Ligue 2 match each week during the 2022-23 season.

Amazon won the majority of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 rights last year in a deal reportedly worth $279 million per year until the end of the 2023-24 season. 

  • The tech giant has access to eight games per week for both leagues. 
  • BeIN owns rights to the remaining games. The broadcaster recently won a court ruling requiring Canal+ to continue paying for the Ligue 1 games it sublicenses after a year-long legal fight.

Amazon and L’Équipe had a partnership last year in which the latter aired the first 10 rounds of Ligue 1 for free. L’Équipe’s new sublicensing deal begins on Ligues 2’s opening day between Metz and Amiens on July 30. 

L’Équipe reportedly struck a broadcasting deal with LIV Golf in June.

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This week, Amazon also announced a new pricing structure to watch Ligue 1. The season-long pass for Ligue 1 costs $100. Amazon is currently running a $90 promotion for Prime members who purchase the pass July 11-28. 

Last year, the Ligue 1 pass cost a monthly $13.17 on top of the $6.07 Amazon Prime membership fee.

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