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BeIN Sport has renewed its partnership with France’s LFP for the international media rights to Ligue 1.

BeIN Sport has renewed its partnership with France’s LFP for the international media rights to Ligue 1.

The Al Jazeera-owned broadcaster will pay the LFP €80 million a year for the chance to market the rights to games in the top tier of French club soccer from 2018 to 2024, up from its current annual fee of €32.5 million.

Any income earned over the guaranteed figure will be split evenly between the league and BeIN Sports.

The agreement follows the April sale of the LFP’s domestic rights to Canal + and BeIN Sport for a total of €748.5 million.

LFP president Frédéric Thiriez said the league had looked to capitalise on favourable market conditions and the profile of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco to “give clubs security and visibility in their financial plan”.

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