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Canal Plus starts legal action against Mediapro over French Telefoot channel

Monday 21 September 2020 | 09:23 CET | News
Broadcaster Canal Plus has decided to take Mediapro to court after failing to agree terms for the distribution of Mediapro's French pay-TV channel, reports L'Equipe quoting Canal Plus CEO Maxime Saada. The Telefoot channel, airing most of the Ligue 1 football games, is already available to IPTV customers of France's four main broadband operators – Bouygues Telecom, Free, Orange and SFR. The legal action at the Nanterre commercial court stems from what Canal Plus described as "unrealistic" and "discriminatory" conditions put forwards by Mediapro during talks over Telefoot.

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