Sports channel beIN Sports has been linked with a possible acquisition by Canal Plus, French broadcaster Europe1 has reported.
beIN Sport claims the decision of the Saudi Arabian competition authority to remove it from the country’s TV screens is “manifestly politically motivated”.
The authorities in Saudi Arabi have revoked the licence of premium sports channel beIN Sport.
The Formula 1 organisation has launched an investigation into the illegal broadcasts by Saudi broadcaster BeoutQ.
NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and Eleven Sports Networks have now also complained about piracy of their live exclusive sports rights by Saudi based BeoutQ TV platform.
Egypt seems to have decided to broadcast 22 World Cup 2018 games, including those of the national team, on Egyptian television, even without a proper rights contract.
Subscribers to Dubai-based Du platform were left in the dark over the weekend as to whether they will be able to watch the 64 World Cup football games.
A fine $22.7 million levied against beIN sports and its chair Nasser al-Khalaifi has been upheld by the Cairo Economic Court.
beIN Sports has been hit with a $22 million fine after Egypt’s competition authority ruled the network had been engaged in anti-competitive practices.
The Autorité de la Concurrence says Canal+ cannot go ahead with the exclusive distribution agreement with beIN sports.