CANAL+ renews LaLiga b'cast rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

MADRID: CANAL+ has signed a four-year renewal deal to air LaLiga Santander to its customers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Subscribers to the CANAL+ sports channel in the aforementioned territories will be able to continue to enjoy one of Europe's most prestigious leagues and its iconic El Clásico clashes between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona as well as the competition's famed stars, including the likes of Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Joao Felix and Ansu Fati. 

The 2020/21 LaLiga season is set to hit the group's screens from mid-September.

“We are pleased to bring French-speaking fans of LaLiga another exciting way to discover the competition in Sub - Saharan Africa, while extending our successful partnership with CANAL+,” said Melcior Soler, director of the LaLiga audiovisual department. “These are important steps to continuing our global growth together with a historic partner who has broadcast our games in this territory for years.”

For Jacques du Puy, president of CANAL + International: “We are very happy to welcome LaLiga for 4 new seasons, one of the championships most appreciated by our African subscribers, and which completes our incomparable offer in terms of international football.”

CANAL+ offers its Africa-based subscribers one of the world's most comprehensive European football packages, which is available in HD. In addition to the LaLiga action, it includes coverage of the UEFA Champions League, with the tournament's 2019/20 edition to be concluded in a thrilling finale staged between 7 and 23 August, as well as LIGUE 1 Uber Eats, the Premier League and Serie A TIM, which is also set to return to CANAL+ in the coming weeks as the new, eagerly anticipated season gets underway.