TS News - CFi Dropped By ArabSat

TELE-satellit News, 24 July 1997

CFi Dropped By ArabSat
  PARIS, France, 97/07/24 (TS) -- Canal France Internationale (CFi) has
been dropped by ArabSat after the network broadcast, what reports called, a
"pornographic movie." The movie apparently aired on Saturday afternoon
prompting the Saudi based satellite company to pull the channel from its
line-up. An ArabSat press release, quoted by AP, said "we will seek to
cancel our contract with them."

  Reports said that CFi had planned to air the movie on its service via
other satellites but not on ArabSat, because of frictions the movies had
caused in the past.

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