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Sports: Virtual fans for La Liga; DAZN bags EPL in Spain; Championship clubs to stream remaining matches; Tennis number 1 Djokovic slams ‘impossible’ US Open; beIN Sports agrees Top Rank boxing deal

Spain’s La Liga, which will be the second major European football league to resume following the coronavirus pandemic, has revealed a number of new broadcast experiences for when it restarts this week. The league said that there will be two main innovations: virtualisation of stands and fan audio, and new camera positions. Both measures will […]

Canal+ takes further step in sports comeback with Europa League rights

French pay TV operator Canal+ has reportedly followed up its re-acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights alongside BeIN Sports and its likely Ligue 1 sublicensing agreement with BeIN by securing key rights to Europa League matches, according to French press. According to sports paper L’Équipe, citing unnamed sources, Canal+ has secured a deal that will […]

Canal+ in talks with beIN for exclusive Ligue 1 distribution and sublicensing

Canal+ has entered into talks with beIN Sports with a view to entering into an exclusive distribution and sublicensing deal in France, the Qatar broadcaster has said.  In a release issued on Monday, the broadcaster said that the proposed agreement would offer beIN Sports’ premium channels and content while also being the exclusive distributor of […]

BeIN launches women’s sport initiative with 2019 World Cup

Qatar broadcaster BeIN Sports has landed exclusive broadcast rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in more than 30 countries across MENA. As a result, beIN will distribute the tournament to more countries than any other broadcaster. The company also used the opportunity to launch a global initiative – dubbed beINSPIRED – which aims to get […]

Orange will not compete in premium sports, says Richard

Orange will not compete in premium sports by launching a new sports channel and will not be a candidate in the forthcoming auction for French football rights, according to CEO Stéphane Richard. Speaking to analysts after Orange announced its Q2 results last week, Richard made it clear that Orange’s recent commitment to invest in content […]

Canal+ gains freedom to strike exclusive deals

France’s competition watchdog has removed the majority of restrictions placed on pay TV operator Canal+ originally imposed to greenlight its merger with TPS, freeing the operator up to strike exclusive premium channel deals with the likes of BeIN Sports as well as to retain exclusivity of series that it pre-finances. Citing the changing conditions of […]

SFR teams up with BeIN Sports as battle with Canal+ gets underway

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with BeIN Sports to unveil bundled offerings that include its own sports channels and BeIN Sports’ services as part of its Box Power offering for €29.99 a month for the first 12 months. SFR Sport will be available on its own in the Box Starter pack from […]

CSA concerned about Canal+ and BeIN Sport tie-up

French media regulator the CSA has expressed concern about Canal+’s planned deal with BeIN Sport, according to local reports. According to the BFM Business news service, the CSA has highlighted numerous problems with the proposed deal in a confidential opinion passed on to the French competition watchdog. While the deal as it currently stands is […]

Vivendi’s Bolloré reportedly in talks for beIN Sport acquisition

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré has set his sights on the acquisition of Canal+ rival beIN Sport France, with talks underway, according to French daily Libération, citing unnamed sources. According to the paper, Vivendi is considering two options: an exclusive distribution agreement that would give it the right to distribute beIN Sport France to the exclusion […]

Telefónica offering beIN Sport at no extra cost to subscribers

Following its recent deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro, Spanish telco Telefónica has added the beIN Sport service to its Movistar TV offering at no extra charge to subscribers, giving them access to a full complement of Spanish La Liga and European Champions League football. Both Movistar+ customers and legacy Canal+ subscribers will be able to […]

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