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Al Jazeera make move into Ligue 1

June 23, 2011
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
Al Jazeera have made a shock move into European TV rights after they bought a package of exclusive live French football for €90 million a year.

Canal Plus, the long term rights holders, won four packages to Ligue 1 from 2012 to 2016, but will be sharing with the Qatari TV station, who will show two live games a week.

The French league announced on Thursday that Al Jazeera has were awarded 'Lot 5' of Friday night and Sunday evening games.

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