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Canal Plus sues BeIn Sport for unfair competition - report

Thursday 11 July 2013 | 14:46 CET | News
French pay TV broadcaster Canal Plus has sued BeIn Sport for unfair competition in commercial court, reports BFM Business, citing unnamed sources at BeIn. The Vivendi subsidiary has accused BeIn Sport of operating at a loss and depending on the deep pockets of its owner, the state of Qatar, rather than having to turn a profit. Customers can watch BeIn Sport's two-channel package for EUR 11, of which the company only sees EUR 7.20 after VAT and paying 30 percent to the distributor. The channels had 1.2 million subscribers in March, according to a Les Echos report.

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