Tele Liban director Talal Makdessi had earlier 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 over broadcasting rights, saying the court had no jurisdiction to look into the complaint.The Court of Urgent Matters, under Judge Zalfa Hasan, rejected the case, which BeIN sports filed last month against the state-sponsored Tele Liban over broadcasting World Cup 2014 matches unauthorized.As a result, Makdessi decided to broadcast all the World Cup matches, saying he would risk his job to provide the Lebanese, and specifically the poor, with access to the games.
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