FRENCH COURT REJECTS BEIN SPORTS’ LAWSUIT AGAINST ARABSAT
ARABSAT WAS ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING BEOUTQ
The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) has won a case levelled against them in a top French court by Qatar’s Pay-TV operator beIN Sports, the organisation said in a statement. The lawsuit was filed in the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Parisin France by beIN, against beoutQ’s piracy of events whose rights belong to beIN.
A press release issued by Arabsat accuses beIN of distributing fake news. “The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) welcomes the Thursday, June 13, 2019, ruling issued by the President of Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris on the false allegations made by Qatar’s beIN Sports and its France-based branch.
“Arabsat greatly values and respects the integrity of the French judiciary, which has skillfully and professionally addressed the allegations of Qatar’s Al Jazeera subsidiary, beIN Sports. The judiciary’s ruling rejected all allegations made by beIN against Arabsat, confirming Arabsat’s valid position regarding all the accusations and defamation attempts led by Qatar’s media group, which sought to link our organization to the dubious beoutQ piracy.
“The French judiciary’s ruling, rejecting beIN’s lawsuit and allegations against Arabsat, has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt our organization’s valid position from day one, despite beIN Sports’ attempts to cast doubt on that position; its media smear campaign; and its relentless attempts to push bogus and misleading claims.”