BeIN claims court win over ASO rights deal

Stage Seven of the 2019 Dakar Rally in San Juan de Marcona, Peru (by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

BeIN Media Group has today (Tuesday) claimed another victory in its ongoing battle against Saudi entities, with a French court ruling that the Qatar-based broadcaster’s rights deal with Amaury Sport Organisation must be upheld.

In a ruling delivered on October 11, but detailed today (Tuesday), the president of the Nanterre Commercial Court ordered ASO – organiser of motorsport event the Dakar Rally and cycling showpiece the Tour de France, amongst other events – to maintain its five-year exclusive rights agreement with beIN Mena, beIN’s Middle East and North Africa division.

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