Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has removed two Arab TV stations that allegedly broadcast pirated content.
Panorama Comedy and Panorama Action are no longer broadcasting via the Nilesat satellite, according to a report by Al Arabya.
Three Arab broadcasters, the MBC Group, OSN and Rotana have asked the operator to take measure against broadcasters who do not pay licence fees for programmes they broadcast.
Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group (who also owns Al Arabya), said that many of the pirate satellite-TV channels operating in the region are broadcasting movies without proper license from the legitimate right holders. He claims that that around 15 satellite channels broadcast in the Arab world are illegally broadcasting Hollywood and Arabic movies.