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FIFA denounces beoutQ


Football’s international governing body, FIFA, has publicly denounced alleged Saudi-backed pirate broadcaster beoutQ.

The news comes shortly after a French court ruled that Arabsat had been distributing the channel.

In a statement, FIFA said: “FIFA is aware that unauthorised transmissions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™️ are being made available across the MENA region, primarily Saudi Arabia, via the pirate broadcaster known as beoutQ.

“beoutQ’s unauthorised transmissions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™️ are made available by way of Arabsat satellite frequencies. FIFA is therefore seeking the cooperation of Arabsat in addressing the misuse of FIFA’s intellectual property.

“In addition, FIFA continues to explore each of its legal options as a means to address beoutQ’s unauthorised broadcasts. In this regard, FIFA is working with a number of other rights holders whose rights have also been infringed by beoutQ.”

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