French court rules in Arabsat's favor


RIYADH — The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) said fresh efforts by beIN SPORTS against the organization was stymied by a new ruling from an independent French court, dealing a big blow to the media entity.

The court upheld the previous ruling which dismissed all claims by beIN SPORTS against the organization and rejected an appeal attempt by beIN, Arabsat said in a press release.

Arabsat, in addition to welcoming the new favorable ruling by another French court, would also like to confirm receiving unprecedented financial compensation from beIN SPORTS network, which was imposed by the court.

This clearly proves the falsehood of beIN SPORTS claims and vindicates Arabsat's position against these irresponsible accusations

Arabsat, while rejecting the allegations made against it, deeply regrets irresponsible statements made by FIFA and other federations which contained disgraceful repetitions of the beIN network’s claims.

Arabsat warns against inaccurate media statements and reports in the face of the final court rulings. Based on its belief in the rule of law, Arabsat will not engage in any media war with any entity regarding this subject. — SG