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FRENCH COURT REJECTS BEIN SPORTS’ LAWSUIT AGAINST ARABSAT

ARABSAT WAS ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTI­NG BEOUTQ

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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.”

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