Ligue 1, the French first division, was orphaned in Spain. After several years being owned by Movistar, the telephone and audiovisual company did not buy the television rights to broadcast the next season. Despite the flashy signings of Paris Saint-Germain, players who attract a large public like Sergio Ramos or Lionel Messi, no audiovisual production company agreed with the competition to obtain television rights. Has finally been Kosmos, Gerard Piqué’s company, together with Enjoy Television, was the winner to broadcast Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for the next three seasons. Messi’s debut will be broadcast on Twitch and Telecinco.
Kosmos and Enjoy Television have managed to seal the agreement just a week before the expected official debut of Lionel Messi, which is scheduled for the August 29 at 8:45 p.m. in the match between Reims and Paris Saint-Germain. An encounter that can be followed by Twitch through the channel of Ibai Llamos, famous Spanish streamer, and by Telecinco, Spanish generalist channel that belongs to Mediaset. Both will broadcast it for free, at no cost to the viewer.
Kosmos and Enjoy Television do not have any platform or means to distribute audiovisually all the matches of the first two French divisions and the two channels that will broadcast Messi’s debut have acquired matches only Reims – PSG. Where and how will the rest of the Ligue 1 games look, including the upcoming dates for the Parisian team and the debut of Sergio Ramos? At the moment it is unknown.
As revealed 2Playbook, Kosmos and Enjoy, once the television rights have been acquired, They seek to make a second contract with a television channel or a platform so that it will be in charge of the broadcasts of the meetings. At the moment, there is no buyer and, at least in the next day, the rest of the games will not be available in Spain, except for a last minute agreement.