Ivory Coast Football Federation has renewed broadcasting rights with the Africa arm of CANAL+ for the broadcast of the country’s premier Ivorian Ligue1 in a deal worth around €1 million for 104 live matches in the 2021/22 campaign, Felele247.com reports.
Pay-television operator which has its main base in France renewed contracts with Ivory Coast football governing on Monday after much deliberations and negotiations between the two parties.
Canal + Ivory Coast will provide all the necessary broadcasting equipment and beam all the 104 matches to millions of homes in Ivory Coast through CANAL+ Sport is a French premium television channel launched in 1984 It is 100% owned by the Groupe Canal+, which in turn is owned by Vivendi The channel broadcasts several kinds of programming, mostly encrypted. Unencrypted programming can be viewed free of charge on Canal+ and satellite on Canal+ Clair (Clear). The channel does not broadcast advertising, except when broadcasting on free-to-air slots. Almost all foreign films and series are broadcast in their original language with French subtitles on a secondary audio channel and dubbed in French or French. All the programs of the group’s channels are subtitled in French for the deaf and hard of hearing and the visually impaired also have access to audio descriptions for some programs.
Canal+ is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative, which promotes and establishes an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface. Since November 2017, Canal+ began to expand its catalogue internationally through the international feed, Canal+ International.
CANAL + Sport was set up in 1998, while the High Definition was set up in 2010. The premium free to air broadcasted 1994 and 1995 UEFA Champions to millions of homes in the West Africa region including Nigeria