French pay-TV operator Canal+ has, for the first time, obtained exclusive rights to UEFA’s three main club football tournaments: the Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League. The three-season contract covers 2024/2025 until 2026/2027.
Canal+ will also offer its subscribers for the first time the progression of the best French clubs and more matches thanks to the new tournament format, with an additional French UEFA Champions League team; twice as many French teams broadcast each match day; 550 matches with the best European clubs against 427 currently; a new opening tournament at the beginning of August with the winner of the Champions League from the previous season, and a series running from August to the end of May, with two additional days in January: 60 European evenings against 50 currently.
The Canal+ sports editorial staff note that all European football news will be covered in its flagship programmes: Canal Champions Club, Canal Football Club, Canal Sport Club and on the Infosport+ channel. All competitions will be available on myCanal.
“We are very pleased to have acquired, for three seasons starting from the 2024/2025 season, the entirety of the most prestigious competition in European football, as well as the entirety of the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League”, commented Maxine Saada. , President of Canal+. “We warmly thank UEFA and President Aleksander Céferin for their renewed confidence and we salute the excellent work done by the team. It is a great joy to be able to offer our subscribers, who widely follow the UEFA Champions League and European football, even more matches and shows. They will also benefit, until 2026/2027, from the matches of the major French and European clubs on their screens, thanks to Canal+.