The Cairo Economic Court upholds the recommendation of the Egyptian Competition Authority and fines a TV broadcasting company for abusive bundling of international football events (Nasser Al-Khulaifi / beIN Media)

The Cairo Economic Court upholds the recommendation of the Egyptian Competition Agency and fines a TV broadcasting company for abusive bundling of international football events (Nasser Al-Khulaifi / beIN Media)

On 29th January 2018 the Cairo Economic Court found that beIN had abused its position in the market for broadcasting of international football events by forcing the bundled subscription of all the soccer leagues and events in its stable for a minimum duration of 12 months. The decision by the Court sustained the 3rd January 2017 Administrative Order issued by the Egyptian Competition Authority requiring beIN to cease and desist their anti-competitive actions and rendering the relevant terms in beINs contracts with consumers void. Process Parties The parties in the case are beIN Media Group (“beIN”), the Egyptian Competition Authority (“ECA”) and the Egyptian Public Prosecutor (“Public Prosecutor”). beIN Media Group provides premium sports and related media content in Europe, North

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David Stallibrass, The Cairo Economic Court upholds the recommendation of the Egyptian Competition Authority and fines a TV broadcasting company for abusive bundling of international football events (Nasser Al-Khulaifi / beIN Media), 29 January 2018, e-Competitions January 2018, Art. N° 86689

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