BeIN Sports has restarted airing its linear TV channels in Egypt just one day after the network went off air following a disagreement with cable operator Cable Egypt (CNE). An agreement has been reached after the lengthy negotiations between Cable Network Egypt (CNE) and beIN to offer football fans in Egypt the opportunity to enjoy sporting events for which the broadcaster holds exclusive MENA rights.
A statement from beIN, stated, “beIN SPORTS is pleased to announce that Cable Network Egypt (CNE) has now signed an agreement for the carriage of beIN on its network. As such, beIN’s services have resumed on CNE as of January 9th, 2019. We are delighted that fans across Egypt can now, once again, have access to the best and most exciting sports and entertainment in the world, including all top global football leagues and competitions.”
The new agreement is a relief for Egyptian football fans who can continue to enjoy top flight football leagues including the English Premier League, LaLiga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, as well as major international club and country competitions.
The service cut came after lengthy negotiations to agree on “commercial terms” for a new contract with CNE broke down, although details of the disputed terms were not revealed.