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Al Jazeera looks into buying Orange Sport

Wednesday 22 June 2011 | 09:25 CET | News
Qatari international news channel Al Jazeera has made preliminary contact with France Telecom-Orange about acquiring TV channel Orange Sport, reports Le Parisien. Al Jazeera is also bidding for broadcast rights to France's Ligue 1 football championship for the 2012-2016 seasons. Orange's director of new growth activities, Xavier Couture, confirmed to the daily newspaper that he received a one-page letter from the broadcaster during the week of 13 June, and described Al Jazeera as an "extremely serious" interlocutor. He said that no meetings had taken place, but that he was interested in

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: France Telecom / Orange
Countries: France
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