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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

beIN Sports sues Canal+ over Ligue 1 rights

Pay-TV group beIN Sports has filed an urgent proceeding to the Nanterre Court of Commerce against Canal+ regarding the Ligue 1 sublicensing deal. A hearing is scheduled for July 20th. beIN Sports is seeking to make Canal+ respect the agreement and pay for the broadcast of the two Ligue 1 matches per week which it […]

July 16, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

French broadcasters win piracy damages

A French court has ordered five defendants to pay €7 million in damages to French broadcasters beIN Sports, Canal+ and RMC Sport, following the defendants’ convictions for operating illegal sports streaming websites targeting the broadcasters. The multi-million Euro damages award is one of the largest financial rulings issued by a French court following a piracy […]

March 12, 2021By Colin Mann

France: beIN Sports takes Ligue 2 rights

beIN Sports France has agreed a deal with Canal+ for the domestic rights to Ligue 2 football in France until the end of the current season.  beIN Sports already held a package of rights to Ligue 2 but now becomes the exclusive broadcaster of all Ligue 2 action in the country. The amount paid has […]

February 12, 2021