Amazon Prime Video has signed what it described as a “historic” deal to stream Ligue 1 football in France, meaning it will be the destination to watch teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Lille.
The Jeff Bezos-owned streamer will broadcast 302 Ligue 1 games live per season, which equates to eight games per week, or 80% of the games available. Amazon will also have 10 best games for the season, 66 second and third picks and a Sunday highlights show.
The pact with the Professional Football League will begin in August and run for three years, building on existing Amazon sports rights, including the English Premier League in the UK. The deal is reportedly worth 250 million euros ($ 302 million) per year.
Amazon’s entry into the market has ruffled feathers. Canal + also secured the rights to Ligue 1, but said it was not ready to share the soccer league with Amazon. “Canal + will therefore not broadcast Ligue 1,” he said in a statement, according to AFP.
Alex Green, Managing Director of Prime Video Sport Europe, said: “Ligue 1 is the most watched national football competition in the country and we are incredibly happy to bring every club and the most exciting matches to Prime Video every week. for the next three seasons. “