BeIN Sports resolves carriage dispute with Cable Network Egypt

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a fresh carriage deal with Cable Network Egypt.

BeIN confirmed in a statement that its services resumed on CNE as of January 9 and expressed its satisfaction that fans across Egypt will once again have access to its sports content.

CNE chief executive Mohamed Ahmadein confirmed that the two parties have signed a new two-year deal, adding : “Through close co-operation and collaboration, we have reached a fruitful broadcasting agreement with [beIN] to renew services for an additional two years. The encrypted beIN channels are back on air via CNE as of January 9, 2019.”

Earlier this week, beIN moved to cut its ties with CNE, citing a contract dispute with the service provider. BeIN said it had made the decision following “lengthy negotiations” with CNE.

The broadcaster had said it hoped to resolve the dispute as soon as possible and an agreement has now been reached for beIN to return to CNE’s service.

BeIN holds rights to a number of sports properties, including football’s English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1.