Canal+ has lodged a complaint against beIN Sport with a court in Nanterre on the grounds that the Qatari-owned company is distorting competition in the French market.
BeIN Sport and media company MP & Silva have announced their partnership to launch three sports channels in Indonesia.
Strong will supply two HD satellite Fransat receivers with access to the BeIn Sport channels.
The French sports channels BeIn Sport are now available on the satellite DTH platform Fransat on Eutelsat. The two channels are available in both SD and HD.
Al-Jazeera’s sports channels in France, BeIN Sport 1 and 2, have attracted over 1 million subscribers since their launch earlier this year.
French sports broadcaster BeIn Sport has acquired all rights to the NBA, covering plays-offs and the All Star Games, for a period of four years. The rights were previously held by Canal+.
Al Jazeera’s French premium sports channel Bein Sport has said that it has reached 500,000 paying subscribers just two months after its lu=aunch in June.
Canal+ is set to invest EUR120 million into its recently acquired free-to-air channel Direct 8, according to local press reports in order to turn it into a higher profile channel.
SES has announced that the new French sports channels, BeIn Sport 1 and BeIn Sport 2, are broadcast throughout France from the Astra 19.2 degrees East orbital position.
Following a spat between the Canal+ group and Al Jazeera about the new BeIn sports channels, the two parties have now reached a distribution agreement.