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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 […]

BeIN Media: sports rightsholders face ‘financial cliff’ as piracy destroys market

The “media rights bubble is about to burst for sports”, with the industry “sleep-walking towards a financial cliff” because of content piracy, according to Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of BeIN Media Group. Speaking at a Leaders in Sport event, Al-Obaidly said that BeIN Media would be forced to amend its commercial offers for sports rights as […]

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 […]

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