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Court rules against France Telecom on soccer

February 25, 2009

A French commercial court has told France Telecom to stop linking subscriptions to its Orange Foot soccer channel exclusively to its broadband packages.

Rival broadband providers Iliad and Neuf Cegetel had complained to the court that it was unfair for Orange Football to be available only to France Telecom’s broadband subscribers. A France Telecom spokesman said the company was studying the court decision.

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