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Mediapro is suing Orange!

After having accomplished the feat of the worst fiasco in the audiovisual industry in France, Mediapro is trying to pay off its debt by suing another group: Orange.

After having sued Canal +, the Sino-Spanish group initiated the creation of the channel Telefoot is now attacking Orange and would require the French group a sum of 3.6 million euros. The former Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 broadcaster claimed such a sum from the Paris Commercial Court on Wednesday morning.

Orange, Internet service provider for Mediapro, refuses to cede such a sum and would even demand compensation up to 6 million euros, following the premature shutdown of the channel. Telefoot, in January 2021. As a reminder, Mediapro must pay off a substantial debt following the agreement reached with the LFP last December. The group led by Jaume Roures had been forced to sell its television rights and reimburse the Professional Football League up to 100 million euros in exchange for the lack of legal action.

Mediapro in legal attack

Before attacking Orange, Mediapro had been taken to court by Canal + who accused him “Unequal treatment “About the broadcasting of certain Ligue 1 matches. The Roures group then” took revenge “by attacking Canal + (broadcaster of French football for decades) in court for ” abuse of dominant position “. From now on, it is Orange’s turn to suffer the wrath of Mediapro. The Bouygues group, too, could soon experience the wrath of Mediapro.

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