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French court fines sports pirates €7 million

A Rennes court in France has fined a group of pirates operating some 20 illicit streaming sites €7 million in damages and interests following complaints lodged by pay TV channel providers Canal+, beIN Sports and RMC Sport. The trio of operators teamed up with the Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA) to pursue […]

Vizio adds three sports channels including beIN Sport Xtra

TV Maker Vizio has announced the launch of three new sports channels and a new app for its SmartCast OS. Available now to US users at no extra cost are the NFL Channel, Pac-12 Insider and beIN Sports Xtra, the free-to-air channel which launched in November 2019. In addition, Vizio has confirmed availability of the […]

BeIN Sports extends NBA deal in France, streams Australian Open qualifiers in Doha

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) and Middle East pay TV broadcaster beIN Sports’ French unit have agreed a multiyear expansion of their eight years-long broadcast and digital partnership. As part of the agreement beIN Sports will also continue to host the NBA’s official online destination in France. As part of the new partnership, beIN […]

BeIN Media looks to lifting of ban as Saudi Arabia ends Qatar blockade

Qatar-based BeIN Media has tentatively welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to end its blockade of Qatar but noted that the Saudi government has not yet addressed the ongoing permanent ban on BeIN Sports in Saudi Arabia. The ban on the sports service has meant that the English Premier League, among other high-profile sports, has not been […]

Premier League stays with BeIN Sports for entire MENA region

The English Premier League and beIN Media Group have struck a new rights deal that will see beIN Sports be the Premier League’s official broadcast partner in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until 2025.   The deal for the 2022-25 rights cycle means beIN Sports can broadcast all 380 matches live in each season across […]

Canal+ takes legal action against Mediapro over Téléfoot terms

Pay TV operator Canal+ is taking legal action over what it alleges is discriminatory treatment on the part of Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro over the terms it is willing to offer for carriage of its French football offering Téléfoot. “Taking into consideration the conditions that have been imposed on it by the Mediapro Group […]

Serie A allows Sky Italia broadcast despite payment dispute

Sky Italia will continue to broadcast Serie A after the league’s clubs agreed to not without the signal from the operator.  The pair had been at an impasse over rights fee payments, following Sky’s refusal to pay €131 million during the coronavirus shutdown. Last week, Sky was issued an injunction after the league appealed to […]

Saudi Arabia reportedly looking to snatch Bundesliga rights from beIN Sports

The Saudi government has reportedly entered into talks with Germany’s Bundesliga in an attempt to beat Qatar’s beIN Sports to the league’s broadcast rights across the Middle East. According to the Financial Times, beIN Sports has been in exclusive talks with the Bundesliga to renew its US$250 million five-year deal which ends this summer, but […]

BeIN Sports launches archive on-demand service

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Sports has launched a sports archive service as part of its BeIN On Demand offering, featuring a selection of classic matches, documentaries, behind the scenes features, and official FIFA World Cup films. The catalogue will feature re-runs of FIFA World Cups, the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, and […]

Canal+ and BeIN Sports make peace with French football league

French pay TV operators Canal+ and BeIN Sports have struck a deal with the country’s professional football league (LFP) over payments for rights to matches from the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 competitions that were played before the coronavirus lockdown. Canal+ and LFP thanked the four Ligue 1 club presidents who they said had participated […]

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