PARIS (AP) – France's football league says Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera has bought a share of the domestic TV rights for topflight games from 2012 to 2016 after having previously secured the international rights.
The league says Al-Jazeera will broadcast two games per round, on Fridays and Sundays.
Current right holders Canal Plus will keep the Sunday night game and broadcast a match on Saturdays.
The league said Thursday that Al-Jazeera and Canal Plus agreed to pay a total of ?510 million ($725 million) per season, describing that as ''a very satisfying result comforting our strategy despite the lack of competition on the French market.''
The league has yet to sell the mobile and pay-per-view rights.