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Top football bodies express frustration on BeoutQ inaction

A group of top-tier international football organisations have collectively issued a condemnation of Saudi pirate organisation BeoutQ and have called on the country’s government to take action. FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, The English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A have issued a statement condemning BeoutQ. In a carefully […]

beIN lands Copa América broadcast rights

Qatar-based beIN Media has signed a deal to exclusively broadcast this year’s CONMEBOL Copa América football tournament in Australia and New Zealand. This adds to the company’s pre-existing deal to broadcast the competition across France, the Middle East and North Africa. The announcement is the latest high-profile deal between the broadcaster and the South American […]

BeIN Media hails US government reports slamming BeoutQ

Middle East pay TV operator BeIN Media has hailed the US government’s publication of two reports condemning pirate broadcaster BeoutQ. Last week the he Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published  the 2019 Special 301 Report, which identifies governments that fail to protect and enforce intellectual property around the world and  the 2018 […]

BeIN Media launches WhatsApp customer support

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media has launched customers support via WhatsApp The group said that the service, the first of its kind in Qatar, was launched by beIN to provide its viewers with instant technical support, customer and sales enquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across 23 countries in MENA. […]

BeIN Media goes to war with Asian Football Confederation over Saudi move

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media is to take legal action against its erstwhile content partner the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after the latter agreed to air content already contracted to BeIN free-to-air in Saudi Arabia. The AFC said that it would stream matches featuring Saudi Arabian clubs in the AFC Asian Champions League […]

BeIN Media adds Fox Middle East trio to line-up

Middle East pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media is adding the three Fox entertainment channels launched by Fox Networks Group Middle East in 2017  to its platform, which BeIN said would strengthen its position as a premium family entertainment platform for the region. The channels– Fox Life, Fox Rewayat and Fox Crime – will join the […]

Media groups move to persuade US trade rep on Saudi malfeasance

A group of media companies and sports rightsholders including BeIN Media have made submissions to the Office of the United States Trade Representative  (USTR) calling for Saudi Arabia to be identified as a Priority Foreign Country or for it to be placed on the US Priority Watch List as a result of its alleged continued […]

BeIN Sports giving up on Formula 1

BeIN Sports has said it will not renew its contract to carry Formula 1 motor-racing in Middle East and North Africa as a result of BeoutQ’s piracy. This year’s F1 season is set to begin on March 17 in Australia. BeIN Media MENA chief Tom Keaveny said that rightsholders’ stance on BeoutQ’s piracy would now […]

BeIN ups campaign against BeoutQ’s ‘Saudi-supported plague of piracy’

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media Group has set up a ‘reveal all’ website to expose what it describes as “the industrial scale theft” of sports and entertainment content by Saudi Arabia-based pirate outfit BeoutQ, which BeIN alleges is supported by the Saudi government. The website, https://beoutq.tv, sets out what BeIN says is a “mountain […]

WTO panel to probe Saudi Arabia’s role in BeIN Media dispute

The World Trade Organisation has agreed to set up a panel to investigate Saudi Arabia’s alleged failure to provide protection of Qatar pay TV operator BeIN Media’s intellectual property rights amid disagreement over whether the WTO could launch a probe in a case that the Saudi government claims to be a matter of national security. […]

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