After the Free Ligue 1 application, the operator is launching a website to follow the goals and summaries of French football. And that’s good news.
Free had made an impression during the summer of 2020 by investing in the digital rights of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. After the Mediapro scandal which shook French football, the cards were reshuffled between Amazon, Canal+ and Free. The operator is still there and no longer wants to settle for an application to approach football fans. It announces the launch of the free-ligue1.fr site, derived from its mobile application available on Android and iOS. The principle remains the same with the possibility of accessing the goals and summaries of the matches, with comments in French.
All goals and summaries are available for free
The good news is that you don’t have to be a Free subscriber or pay to enjoy it. Summaries of all Ligue 1 Uber Eats matches and goals can be viewed free of charge from a computer, tablet or smartphone. As on the application, only access to the quasi-live video stream to view the highlights of the matches still requires a subscription (3.99 euros per month, without obligation). Free subscribers (Freebox and Free and Free Series mobile plans) are not affected, as premium access to the Free Ligue 1 application is directly included in their offer.
Good news for football fans
Free’s decision is interesting for football fans. Indeed, it is no longer necessary to install the application on your smartphone to access the content offered by the operator. For many and various reasons, you may not want to clutter your device with yet another application downloaded from the App Store or the Play Store. From now on, all you have to do is go through the Free site to see or review the actions of your favorite team. This access also facilitates sharing, since a simple copy-paste of a link allows access to the video.
The operator’s measure appears to be a small step forward in the face of the LFP regulations. The Professional Football League does not allow a goal to be posted on social media, unlike some other leagues. A decision that Free Ligue 1 and which does not allow it to offer content on Facebook, Twitter or TikTok.
We only ask that we be able to broadcast on social media 👀
— Free Ligue 1 (@FreeLigue1)
At the end of the year, the exceptional goal of Wahbi Khazri had revived the debate around his rules. To have official images, it is necessary to wait a few days for the LFP to publish videos on its YouTube channel. As a reminder, Free subscribers can also access the service from channel 63 of the Freebox.