|Al Jazeera and CanalSat Agree beIN Sport Deal|
|Media / Broadcasting|
Friday, 29 June 2012 07:49
Al Jazeera’s new French sports channels will be carried by CanalSat after the two parties agreed a deal.
After weeks of negotiations, CanalSat is now offering beIN Sport 1, which launched on June 1. BeIN Sport 2 will be available from July. The channels will cost €11 (US $14) per month.
Al Jazeera launched the channels after winning the rights to broadcast French Ligue 1 and Champions League football.
Last month, police raided the office of the head of beIN Sport, Charles Biétry, because Canal Plus made a complaint accusing the broadcaster of malpractices in poaching Canal Plus staff.