Broadcast & Satellite

Canal Plus loses competition case against beIN Sports

Wednesday 18 June 2014 | 15:44 CET | News

French pay TV operator Canal Plus has lost a case at the Commercial Court of Nanterre in which the company accused its rival beIN Sports of unfair competition, Les Echos reports. Canal Plus was seeking EUR 293 million in damages. The court agreed that beIN Sports benefited from very large financial means, but it found that so did Canal Plus parent company Vivendi.

The court rejected Canal Plus’s claim that beIN Sports subscription prices were abnormally low compared to market prices, citing the Foot Plus service, costing EUR 8 a month, and the now defunct service Orange Sport, at EUR 6 a month. BeIN Sport charged EUR 12 a month when Canal Plus sued and now charges EUR 13. The court also found that Canal Plus had invested more than beIN Sports for broadcasting rights and judged that Canal Plus failed to demonstrate that its market entry led to a rise in rights acquisition prices.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Canal Plus / Vivendi
Countries: France
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