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France rejects beIN, Canal+ appeal

France’s antitrust authority has rejected an appeal by pay-TV channel Canal+ and beIN Sports over its decision that the French football professional league didn’t abuse its dominant position when it awarded Amazon broadcasting rights to the main Ligue 1 matches. Reuters reports France’s Autorite de la Concurrence said it had not found “sufficient evidence” to […]

December 1, 2022

Deloitte: European football market revs up 10% in 2020/21

The European football market as a whole saw revenues grow by 10 per cent to €27.6 billion in 2020/21 (€25.2bn in 2019/20) despite an almost complete absence of fans from stadia during the season, according to the 31st Annual Review of Football Finance from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. The strong recovery in revenue terms of […]

August 19, 2022

beIN CEO: “Progress on piracy”

beIN MEDIA Group CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly has suggested that new legislation in France is helping in the fight against piracy, but that it’s not fast or comprehensive enough. Speaking to French daily Le Monde, Al-Obaidly said that “while we’re making progress on piracy – and the new law in France, which beIN was instrumental on […]

May 31, 2022By Colin Mann

beIN Sports Spanish language YouTube launches

beIN Sports en Español and beIN Sports XTRA en Español have officially launched on subscription streaming service YouTube TV through its Spanish Plan and Spanish Plus add-on. The launch of the Spanish-language channels serves as continued expansion and growth of distribution following the successful launch of beIN’s English-language channels on the streaming service in 2021 […]

May 18, 2022

France: Media regulator Arcom launches  

Born out of a merger between TV regulatory body the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) and online anti-piracy authority Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet (Hadopi), the new French media regulator Arcom came into being on January 1st. The new watchdog is overseen by Roch-Olivier Maistre, former […]

January 5, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Insys Video implements OTT platform for Olympique Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais (OL), one of the most successful football clubs in France from the Ligue 1 UberEats football division, has launched a new version of its OTT streaming service, OLPLAY. OLPLAY includes access to the 24/7 live channel with an EPG and a premium VoD library. The interface has undergone a complete graphical overhaul to […]

December 7, 2021

Setanta Sports, WSC Sports bring AI highlights to OTT platform in Eurasia

Setanta Sports, a sports broadcasting company in the Eurasia region, has partnered with WSC Sports, the global leader in AI sports video technology, to bring automated highlights to its new OTT platform serving sports fans in 13 countries across Eurasia. For the first time ever, fans from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, […]

December 1, 2021

beIN Sports agrees 6 new League 1 rights deals

beIN Sports, the international distribution partner of the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel) has announced a number of new international broadcast partners have come on-board since the arrival of Lionel Messi to the French top flight. The arrival of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to Paris Saint-Germain has already shown a growth in viewing numbers […]

November 18, 2021

Eleven Belgium scores Ligue 1 rights

Eleven Belgium will be bringing fans live and exclusive coverage from Ligue 1, Frances’s top flight football league, for the next three seasons. This agreement was negotiated with beIN Sports, the global sales partner of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Eleven will make the best of the action from the French league available on its OTT […]

November 17, 2021

VO, LFP team for illegal IPTV network fight

OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions specilaiist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is joining forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, to fight against illegal IPTV networks. Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Center services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures […]

November 16, 2021By Colin Mann