BeIN Sport

CSA ‘concerned’ about Canal+, BeIN deal

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 […]

Canal+, beIN Sport ‘near carriage deal’

Vivendi-owned Canal+ and rival beIN Sports are moving towards an agreement based on the exclusive carriage of the Qatar-owned pay TV service by Canal+ or Canalsat rather than an outright purchase, according to a report in Le Monde. According to the paper, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the two sides have struck, or […]

Male-skewed net launches in Spain

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has launched its planned new male-focused free-to-air channel Mega, using the frequency previously occupied by football channel GolT. Content on the channel includes iconic 80s science series Cosmos, fronted by Carl Sagan, Bonnie and Clyde and Justified (pictured), as well as some sport content including Champions League football highlights. Mediapro-owned GolT will […]

French sports rights row rumbles on

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) has denied that Orange and Eurosport have joined Canal+ in challenging its call for bids for the next round of Ligue 1 TV rights, covering the 2016-20 seasons. The LFP’s move follows reports over the weekend that Orange, which currently holds mobile rights to Ligue 1 matches, and Eurosport, while […]