Hariri chairs meeting of ministerial committee in charge of World Cup 2018 transmission

Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, on Tuesday chaired at the "Center House" the meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of discussing the issue of the transmission of World Cup 2018 matches.Attending the meeting had been Caretaker Informatio...

Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, on Tuesday chaired at the "Center House" the meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of discussing the issue of the transmission of World Cup 2018 matches.

Attending the meeting had been Caretaker Information Minister, Melhem Riachy, Caretaker Telecom Minister, Jamal Jarrah, and Youth and Sports Minister, Mohammad Fneish.

The meeting took place in the presence of Sama Company Chairman, Mohammad Mansour, and several advisers.

At the end of the meeting, Minister Riachy announced that Tele Liban will broadcast the 2018 Football World Cup free of charge throughout Lebanon, following an agreement clinched at the "Center House."

"The Lebanese will watch the World Cup matches across all Lebanon from Naqoura to the Great River," Riachy said after the meeting, disclosing that TL will screen the 'World Cup' free of charge.

Riachy thanked SAMA company and its Chairman in this regard, and welcomed the efforts exerted by PM Hariri and the ministerial committee on this issue.

The Minister underlined the national need for all the Lebanese to watch the full World Cup matches, pointing out that "the deal signed with Sama Company preserves the rights of companies and service providers."

"Our job was to secure the right of all the Lebanese people to watch the World Cup 2018 and to prevent any piracy project or infringement on the rights of others," Riachy corroborated.

"We will preserve the rights of people and companies that provide this service to citizens and all residents on Lebanese territories," Riachy noted.

He also revealed that the agreement settles low prices for restaurants.

Source: National News Agency