Despite what was speculated at first, Netflix still does not offer live sports broadcasts. To put us in the background, a few days ago the news came that Netflix will broadcast the new season of Ligue 1 live in France, as the newspaper L’Equipe initially announced.
But it is not so. Yesterday, the well-known platform for the transmission of series and movies on demand came to qualify the agreement it had reached with Mediapro, current owner of the television rights of Ligue 1.
Basically, Netflix reached an agreement with Telefoot, Mediapro’s new sports channel, to offer a joint package that includes both the standard Netflix package (which includes two simultaneous broadcasts in HD quality) and the sports channel Telefoot at a price of 29.90 euros per month.
This interesting package, to which users can only be accepted in France, represents a saving of about eight euros per month compared to if both options are contracted separately, also taking into account that the new Mediapro sports channel is a subscription access channel with a monthly fee of 25.90 euros.
And be precisely Telefoot in charge of offering live sports broadcasts. In this sense, from this month of August, which is when France returns to the league, Telefoot will be in charge of offering eight football matches in Ligue 1 and another eight in Ligue 2.
That s, those users who contract the new package should know that the same is subject to a one-year stay.
With the qualification, the information about the arrival of Netflix to the world of live sports broadcasts is denied, putting an end to speculation about the conditions and characteristics that have been occurring in recent days.
Still, it can set an interesting precedent that could reach other countries.