The boss of the DNCG fears the certain bankruptcy of a majority of French football clubs in the coming months.
The worst is probably yet to come. In line with the forecasts formulated in response to the economic effects of the pandemic on the french football, Jean-Marc Mickeler does not paint a flattering portrait in the short term. ” Without massive input from existing shareholders, the majority of clubs are unlikely to survive the 2021-2022 season “, Released the president of the National Management Control Department (DNCG) on Thursday at the National Assembly.
Faced with the information mission on the financing of sport and sports audiovisual rights, specifies LCP, Mickeler recalled the deficit caused by the lack of receipts in the stadiums because of the closed doors. What forces the clubs of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to ” broaden the revenue base and not consider that audiovisual rights must constitute a single source of income. “
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The boss of the DNCG said that the decline in television revenues of clubs was estimated at 49% for the current fiscal year (2020-2021). The dirty blow by Mediapro also explains, and mainly, the danger which threatens the clubs of the Hexagon. About the Sino-Spanish broadcaster, Jean-Marc Mickeler asks himself a question.
” I think that today, no one can say if Mediapro left the ship because they really did not have the means to meet their deadlines or if Mediapro left the ship because they realized that ‘they had overpaid the product, and that due to Covid-19, it was unabsorbable. “
TV rights for the next three years are expected to reach around 600 million euros. Or about a third less of what Mediapro was supposed to bring when the broadcaster signed with the LFP in May 2018 (814 M). All the lots, for the period 2020-2024, amounted to 1.153 billion euros per year.