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Judge sides with beIN in Canal Plus Ligue 1 rights appeal

A Canal Plus microphone ahead of Ligue 1 match on December 20, 2020 (by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The Versailles Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of beIN Sports in its long-running legal battle with fellow pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus regarding a sublicensing agreement for rights to Ligue 1.

L’Equipe reports that the judge has sided with beIN over the matter, meaning that Canal Plus will be required to continue broadcasting the two Ligue 1 fixtures per week it sublicenses from the Qatar-based beIN and maintain its payments of €332m ($379.9m) per season.

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