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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Court upholds EGP 400 mn fine against beIN Sports for monopolistic practices

An Egyptian court has upheld a previous ruling imposing a EGP 400 mn fine on beIN Media Group officials, including Chairman Nasser El Khelaifi, for anti-competitive practices, Al Arabiya reports. The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) issued a statement (pdf) following the ruling calling on the Qatari television network to end its monopolistic practices. The ECA had referred beIN to prosecutors in January 2017 for monopolizing the distribution of world sports leagues by forcing viewers to subscribe to its entire basic package for a year as a condition of accessing the 2016 La Liga football tournament.

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