BeIN Sports cuts ties with Egyptian service provider

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has moved to cut its ties with Cable Network Egypt, citing a contract dispute with the service provider.

BeIN holds rights to football properties such as the English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1, and the development will leave CNE subscribers without access to such competitions.

In a statement reported by the Reuters news agency, beIN said it has opted to cut the agreement following “lengthy negotiations” with CNE.

“As such we are unable to provide our services on CNE as of January 8, 2019 until such time that CNE agrees reasonable terms,” the statement added.

CNE said it hopes to resolve the dispute “as soon as possible”.