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Pay TV providers respond to Coronavirus with new offers

Pay TV providers are continuing to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and the confinement at home of large swathes of the world’s population by launching a range of free windows and other initiatives. In Russia, pay TV operator NTV+ has de-encrypted its TV channels, movies and shows on satellite and OTT platforms throughout the country […]

European Commission adds Saudi Arabia to piracy “priority list” 

The European Commission has said that Saudi Arabia is “causing considerable harm to EU businesses” through the Saudi-based pirate broadcast operation beoutQ.  The report’s publication follows widespread condemnation of the beoutQ by governments and sports bodies globally, with Qatari BeIN Media being the biggest victim as exclusive MENA rights holder to many significant sports events. […]

Pay TV in MENA continues to suffer

Pay TV revenues in the MENA region are not expected to grow in the immediate future, and actually saw a significant decline to 2019. According to figures from Digital TV Research, revenues in the 20 MENA countries fell by 12% between 2016-19. This left revenues at just under US$3 billion. For the 13 Arabic-speaking countries, […]

BeIN picks up Euro 2020 in France

BeIN Media has acquired the rights to Uefa Euro 2020 in France.  Under the terms of the deal, BeIN will broadcast all 51 of the month-long tournament’s matches with 28 matches being fully exclusive. The deal will cover linear and digital output, and includes highlights near-live and on-demand clips. The deal is believed to be […]

Canal+ and BeIN Sport secures Champions League, leaving Mediapro out in cold

French pay TV operator Canal+ and rival BeIN Sports have between them secured the rights to UEFA Champions League football in France for the 2021-24 seasons, leaving existing rights holder Altice France and Spanish disruptor Mediapro out in the cold. Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 has meanwhile secured the rights to air the final of the competition.  […]

BeIN Media to air Club World Cup

Qatar-based pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media has secured a two-year agreement to air the FIFA Club World Cup in 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. The 2019 edition of the annual event, which features champion clubs from each continent, will take place in Qatar this month in what is seen as a […]

TF1 licenses European Championship handball from BeIN Media

French broadcaster TF1 has licensed rights to European Championship handball for the 2020-24 period, covering three men’s and women’s competitions from BeIN Media. TF1 will be the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of the championship, airing three matches from the French tema during group stages and the semi-final and final if the French team gets through to […]

beIN slams persistent piracy menace

Middle East pay TV operator beIN Media has warned that pirate broadcast operation beoutQ is still distributing premium channels illegally via the IPTV function of its boxes, despite ceasing satellite transmissions in mid-August. beIN Media, which holds the regional rights for UEFA Champions League, English Premier League and NBA among other assets, claims beoutQ boxes […]

Football piracy rampant, with five million Brits admitting to watching illegal streams

Despite efforts from the Premier League to clamp down on piracy, over five million football fans have admitted to accessing illegal streams. According to the Fans of the EPL report, published by OLBG, 22% of UK football fans have admitted to using unofficial streams despite knowing their illegality. The report adds that 42% of the […]

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