In Riyadh, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media said the Bein sports channels had not obtained the required licence to sell or renew subscriptions.
The commission said, “the current subscriptions would remain, but would not be renewed when they expire.”
The move follows the decision of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, and the subsequent banning of the Al Jazeera channels.
The Qatar-based Bein media group is the successor of Al Jazeera Sports launched in 2003. In January 2014, the BeIn media group was incorporated and Al Jazeera Sports channels were rebranded to Bein Sports.