Five arrests have been made in Rennes following a joint complaint made by Canal+ Group, beIN Sports and RMC Sport in the Association for Combating Audiovisual Piracy (ALPA).
BeIn Sports has said it is not renewing its Formula 1 contract for the Middle East and North Africa rights due to rampant piracy.
BeIN Sports is moving forward with additional legal action against Comcast through the media bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
BEIN Sports has created a new website that it claims “exposes the industrial scale theft of world sports and entertainment” carried out by the Saudi pirate TV channel beoutQ.
The beIN Corporation has launched an international investment arbitration against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for damages totalling more than $1 billion, having been unlawfully driven out of the Saudi market and subjected to widespread piracy of sports broadcasting.
Saudi pirate broadcaster beoutQ has ‘stolen’ the opening games of Premier League and Ligue 1 from the official licence holder BeIn Sports.
The BeIn Sports channel will cease broadcasting in Spain from August 1, as a result of Telefonica’s acquisition of rights to Uefa’s Champions League and Europa League football.
The World Cup in Russia has helped BeIN Sports France pass 4 million subscribers, the sports channel has announced.
FIFA has launched an attack on piracy, threatening to take action against the Saudi TV channel BeoutQ which has been illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup via the Arabsat satellite.
beIN Media Group has strongly refuted a judgement made by the Cairo Economic Court, which it says is “based on unfounded and politically motivated allegations by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) that have no basis in fact or law”.