BeoutQ


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 […]

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, […]

Arabsat is distributing beoutQ, French court rules

A French court has ruled that Saudi Arabia satellite provider Arabsat has been distributing alleged Saudi Arabia-backed pirate operation beoutQ. The case was brought forward by Qatari beIN Media Group, which was the original target of beoutQ’s piracy operation as a part of an ongoing trade dispute between the two nations. Arabsat has denied any […]

UK MPs raise piracy concerns against beoutQ

BeoutQ, the allegedly Saudia Arabia-backed pirate TV network, has been slammed by members of the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee. In a parliamentary session on May 10, Jeremy Wright QC, DCMS secretary of state, responded to a question from Giles Watling MP, confirming that a number of UK government departments are […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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