Vivendi's Canal+, Qatar-based beIN Sports in talks over distribution deal

PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Vivendi's Canal+ and Qatar-based beIN Sports said on Monday they had entered in exclusive talks over a distribution and licensing deal.

Canal+ and beIN also said in a joint statement that under the deal, Canal+ would offer all beIN Sports' premium sports channels.

"The exclusive agreement would run for a renewable period of 5 years", they said. (Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic and Matthieu Rosemain; Writing by Matthieu Protard. Editing by Jane Merriman)