Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has advised Telenet, a leading provider of broadband cable services on its successful bid to acquire the Premier League broadcasting rights in Belgium.
Telenet provides cable television, high speed internet and telecom services, primarily to residential customers in Flanders and Brussels. Telenet is currently a Premier League rights holder and has been awarded the exclusive audio visual broadcast rights for a further three years. This covers all 380 Barclays Premier League matches for seasons 2013/14–2015/16 in Belgium.
Fieldfisher IP partner Stijn Debaene led on the deal assisted by Competition & EU Regulatory associate Daniel Geey. The firm advised Telenet on its response to the Premier League's broadcasting tender document.
Stijn Debaene said:
"We are pleased to have advised Telenet on this important deal which will see customers continuing to have access to some of the highest quality football in the world. This deal reflects the strength of Fieldfisher's TMT sector expertise, with clients that include BBC, RIM and China Telecom."
DLA Piper advised the Premier League.
For further information, please contact:
Ibrahim Kamara, PR & Communications Manager, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on 020 7861 4120
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