The Nanterre Commercial Court has authorised Canal+ to suspend the sub-licence contract with beIN Sports for the broadcasting of two Ligue1 matches per round of the competition.
beIN’s Yousef Al-Obaidly: “Industry unprepared for piracy”
“Global piracy will burst media rights ‘bubble’,” according to beIN Media Group’s CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly, speaking at this week’s Leaders Week Sport Business Summit in London, warning the audience that […]
BeIn dispute hits MENA pay-TV subs
Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion.
WTO to investigate TV piracy claim against Saudi Arabia
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said it would investigate Qatar’s allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia. It concerns piracy of the BeIN Sports channels.
Anti-piracy ruling awards BeIN and DigitAlb €20m
A Swedish court has handed down prison sentences and imposed huge fines against three perpetrators behind the ATN pirate broadcasting operation.
BeIN taps Metrological for OTT and app experiences
BeIN, the Middle-East TV-operating and entertainment company, has selected Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience.
Oman bans pirate beIN decoders ahead of World Cup
Oman has banned the import of beoutQ decoders that would allow viewers to watch pirated versions of World Cup matches, report local media.
BeIN asks FIFA to take action on Saudi ‘piracy’
Doha-based Qatar’s beIN Media Group Monday urged football’s governing body FIFA to take legal action against what it called pirate broadcasters in Saudi Arabia ahead of the World Cup.
BBC signs channel deals in MENA and Turkey
BBC Earth will launch as a linear channel across MENA through the Bein DTH service on April 5, 2018.
Competition bites for MENA pay TV
Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries covered in the eighth edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach $3.62 billion in 2023 – […]