Vivendi CEO Vincent Bolloré wants to buy BeIn Sports France to save Canal+, according to a report in Liberation.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF will probably not be able to transmit live games of the IHF Men’s World Handball Championship taking place in France between 13 and 29 January 2017.
French OTT platform Molotov said it will soon add OCS, the 100% movies and series package from Orange, and beINSports.
French sport channel BeIn Sport hopes to reach the threshold of three million subscribers when the European football championship will start in 2016.
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the Middle East and North Africa broadcast rights for Olympic games between 2018 and 2024 to the beIN Media Group, who operates the beIN Sports channels.
Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports is close to acquiring Digitürk, with a deal possible in the next few weeks.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have stressed that they will continue to transmit their TV channels unencrypted via satellite despite pressure from rights holders.
beIN Sports, the sports subsidiary of Qatar-based Al Jazeera group, has acquired the international live broadcast rights of German football league Bundesliga in all territories where it is present.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have decided not to show the games of the World Men’s Handball Championship 2015 taking place from January 15 to February 1 in Qatar due to a dispute regarding the channel’s unencrypted availability on satellite beyond German borders which is opposed by rights holder beIN Sports.
Canal+ has lost a court case it brought about against beIN Sports over sports broadcasting rights.