RMC Sport will not be available to Canal+ subscribers for the first matches of the Champions League. Despite rumours, no last-minute agreement has been signed with Altice for the distribution of the channels. As with Orange, Free and Bouygues Telecom customers, it will therefore be necessary to use streaming.
A few hours before the kick-off of the first matches of the 2018-2019 Champions League, with posters such as PSG-Liverpool or Monaco-Atletico, a rumour has surfaced on the web, widely relayed on social networks and on some specialized football media : Canal+ and Altice-SFR have finally reached an agreement for the distribution of RMC Sport channels to Canal subscribers.
False joy, Maxime Saada, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Canal Group, very quickly denied the information on Twitter, even accusing a site of “fake news” and providing some clarification on the passage to PhilouSports, the famous twitto with 180,000 followers who share images and GIFs of sporting events on the social network. “Discussion in progress. No agreement at this stage. We’re doing the best we can. It’s not all up to us. But we’re doing the max”, he said.
Several websites announced an agreement for CanalSat, with the provision of RMC Sport 1, 2 and 3 but not the other channels. Depending on the sources, MyCanal was either involved in the so-called agreement or excluded from the negotiations. But there was no last-minute deal as claimed. However, it is quite possible that this information is still based on factual information and that Canal and Altice will be able to reach an agreement in the near future.
In addition to Canal, Free, Orange and Bouygues Telecom are negotiating to broadcast RMC Sport, also in vain for the moment. As a result, for all subscribers who are not with SFR, they have to go through the RMC Sport digital offer and streaming to be able to enjoy the Champions League and other content broadcast by the bouquet’s channels. Obviously much less practical. That’s why we explain here how to subscribe to RMC Sport at Orange, Free and Bouygues.