Football, LIGUE 1 | Exclusive rights in the box: The online newspaper shows Messi and French football for the next three years

– We are consolidating our position in sports journalism’s Champions League, says editor-in-chief Gunnar Stavrum.


The online newspaper and Amedia have secured the very exclusive rights to show top French football until the 2023/24 season. Everyone with a subscription with us gets free access to the matches in the French top division.

Our owner, Amedia, has together with the Swedish media group Bonnier, entered into an exclusive agreement which means that our subscribers for the next three years can watch the matches of PSG, Nice, Lyon, Marseille, Lille and the other teams fighting in the French top league.

You can watch the broadcasts with a subscription Online newspaper Pluss or another Amedia newspaper.

This is how you watch the matches

You can watch the matches both in regular browser (mobile, tablet and desktop) and on your TV if you have a newer smart TV or Apple TV.

1: Get yourself Online newspaper Pluss subscription, if you do not already have it

2: Search for “Live Sports” in the app store on your device.

3: Download the app and follow the on-screen instructions to log in with your subscription.

The apps work on Apple TVs with tvOS 11.0 or higher. That is, the models Apple TV HD and 4K. For Samsung and LG, you must have a SmartTV produced in 2017 or later.

Amedia does not want to comment on what they have paid for the rights.

Increases sharply

– The online newspaper has a full fire on all cylinders with growth in viewership, readership and financial results. Football is a core area for us and now we are taking new steps together with the mother ship Amedia. We are consolidating our position in the sports journalism’s Champions League, says a very satisfied Gunnar Stavrum. He is editor-in-chief and CEO of Nettavisen with a strong relationship to Norwegian and English football.

Now there are also French feelings.

– The French top series has become more and more attractive through the building of the super team Paris Saint-Germain. It is only a month since they secured football’s biggest star Lionel Messi, so it is a very attractive product we can now offer our many football-interested readers and viewers, he says.

The French matches will be shown in Amedia’s sports portal Direktesport.no, which is available through Nettavisen for our subscribers. Direktesport.no also has its own app where you can watch the broadcasts if you have a newer smart TV or Apple TV.

Hunting for football reporters

Sports director Simen Lønning promises a sharp upscaling of the coverage of French football in the time to come.

– I have already dusted off the glossaries from school. Now we all have to learn French, jokes Lønning, who also wants to increase staffing to strengthen the journalism around Messi & Co.

– We will cover Ligue 1 as we cover the Premier League in the future and give a full picture of what is moving. Some of the world’s best players are now becoming part of our product and we take that very seriously, he says.

This season there are four players from Norway in the top league in France. They are Birger Meling (Rennes), Valon Berisha (Reims), Elba Rashani (Clermont) and Stian Rode Gregersen (Bordeaux).

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Betting tips and advance cases every week

Amedia’s major investment in odds tips and trotting tips, Sportspill, will follow the French series closely. Odds expert Fred Børre Lundberg will every week deliver advance cases and tips for the series’ most exciting matches.

– French football is exciting as odds objects. There are some clear favorites, but at the same time many teams that are even. We will have tips every week on the matches you should follow, and give you the latest news about the teams before each round.

You can check the odds through Sportsbook here

Here you get access to Nettavisen Pluss and Direktesport.no

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