According to Jaume Roures, Mediapro currently has some 600,000 subscribers. The Spanish group is still a long way from 3.5 million subscribers, announced as the breakeven point.
278,000 for RTL and The chained Duck. Between 350 and 400,000 depending on The world. The number of subscribers to the Téléfoot channel is obviously very popular. And all the more so given the serious financial difficulties of the Mediapro group, unable to honor its second draft of 172 million euros with the League for the payment of the rights of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 .
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Present at a press conference on Wednesday, Jaume Roures strongly contested the figures put forward in the media, arguing the number of 600,000 subscribers. “Our deal with RMC does not cost 175 million as I read. We don’t have that 100,000 subscribers like I’ve heard too. I heard again that the TF1 hooker was a millionaire. All of these figures describe us as very weak and incapable of meeting our commitments. Mediapro, it’s not three guys and a girl in one room “, thundered the president of Mediapro, adding: “We have been around for 25 years. We are present in over thirty countries around the world. A turnover of several billion. We are not just anyone. “
The Catalan leader nevertheless acknowledges that the current situation is not good publicity and drastically complicates the situation. “All the noise is not benefiting the League or us. This puts us all more in difficulty. To have subscribers is worse “, he explained before recalling that Mediapro was there for (at least) four years. “We never said we needed 3 million or 3.5 million subscribers in the first season. I have come to say that Telefoot will continue ”, he added, now relying on the conciliation project to find an agreement with the League.
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