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beIN channels resume broadcasting in Egypt: CNE

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 9 Jan 2019
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The broadcast of Qatari beIN Media Group channels resumed in Egypt on Wednesday, just one day after it was stopped, the Cable Network Egypt (CNE) company announced.

"beIN channels' broadcasting was resumed in Egypt Wednesday noon by the content owners," reads a short statement by CNE via Twitter.

On Tuesday, beIN Media Group had said that it would no longer broadcast its channels in Egypt over a dispute with CNE.

The Qatari group said on Twitter that a failure to sign a deal with CNE was the reason, telling the audience in Egypt to continue enjoying our services through their smart phones, without disclosing further details.

CNE said in a statement later in the day that it was working to resolve the problem "soon," without elaborating.

"If the problem is not solved, the customers will get back their money," the statement added.

No official statement has been issued by beIN Media Group after the service's return on Wednesday.

beIN Media Group owns beIN Sports TV Channels, which have the broadcasting rights in the MENA region of all the CAF competitions including the African Cup of Nations, in addition to the UEFA champions league and some major European leagues.

Tuesday's decision by beIN Group came just a few hours after Egypt was granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning a majority of votes in Tuesday's meeting of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Egypt obtained 16 out of 18 votes, with only one vote going to sole rival South Africa, while the remaining voting country abstained.

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