BeoutQ


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 […]

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 […]

beoutQ HQ identified in news programme

The location of pirate outfit beoutQ’s headquarters has been located. As a part of its news show What Lies Beneath, journalists at Al Jazeera detailed how Slevision and Shammas – two Saudi service providers – are involved in operations carried out by beoutQ.  The pirate broadcaster has been widely condemned by governments and sports bodies […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

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 […]

Wimbledon joins chorus of boos for BeoutQ

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), better known as Wimbledon, wrapped up at the weekend with a showpiece final, but the organisation has come forward to condemn the alleged Saudi-backed operation beoutQ.  It was revealed on July 14 that the entirety of the competition was available on beoutQ for the second year running. As […]

WTO meets with Qatari delegation over beoutQ piracy

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has met with the piracy victims of alleged-Saudi affiliated beoutQ. The WTO dispute settlement panel had two days of meetings with a Qatari delegation, with the latter arguing that the Saudi government has failed to protect intellectual property rights consistent with the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property […]

Africa’s football body condemns beoutQ

Africa’s equivalent to UEFA, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF), has come out strongly against beoutQ. The alleged Saudi-backed pirate network has recently been denounced by FIFA and Arabsat was found to be distributing the channel by a French court.  Now, with the African Cup of Nations reaching its final stages, CAF has issued a […]

BeIn lays off 300 staff, blames beoutQ

Qatari BeIn Media has announced the layoff of 300 members of staff, specifically blaming the piracy of alleged Saudi-backed BeoutQ. The figure represents 18% of its total staff in the country. The layoffs were confirmed to Bloomberg from an unnamed source, who said that the company had made “difficult decisions to right-size our business”. It […]

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