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Canal Plus ‘negotiating purchase of beIN Sports’

Aims to finalise deal before summer

Canal Plus is in talks to buy beIN Sports, according to reports in France.

According to Europe 1, Canal Plus is aiming to finalise a deal before summer, allowing the French broadcaster to increase its number of subscribers by 3.5 million.

The purchase of the Qatar-based pay-TV operator would also enable Canal Plus to expand its portfolio of sports rights in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

No further details have been disclosed.