It is one (big) stone more in the garden of the Professional Football League, which has not finished paying the affront inflicted on Canal +.
On Thursday, the National Rugby League (LNR) decided to take part in the major sports rights maneuvers, announcing the opening, with immediate effect, of a call for tenders for the TV rights of the Top 14 - the French championship elite - over the period 2023-2027.
A launch carried out, according to several sources, with the blessing of the encrypted channel, historical partner of the oval soap opera since 1995.
, the director general of the LNR, Emmanuel Eschalier, eager not to add fuel to the fire, in vain to defend himself -
“this concomitance is a combination of circumstances.
There is no desire to be part of a reaction process in relation to the situation that the LFP is going through ”
- this competition is doing the business of Canal + by giving it one more argument not to launch into the overbidding to recover
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