Tele Liban director Talal Makdessi had promised to broadcast all World Cup 2014 matches even if it meant risking his own job. (The Daily Star)
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Lebanon's judiciary Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by BeIN Sports against Tele Liban television over broadcasting rights, saying the case lacked jurisdiction.The Court of Urgent Matters under Judge Zalfa Hassan rejected the case, which BeIN sports filed last month against the state-sponsored Tele Liban over broadcasting World Cup 2014 matches without authorization.BeIN Sports had granted exclusive broadcasting rights to the Lebanese firm Sama, who priced the World Cup package at more than $100 per household.
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