“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 the “glorious media rights bubble” is about to burst.
Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries fell by 11% between 2016 and 2018 to just under $3 billion.
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.
A Swedish court has handed down prison sentences and imposed huge fines against three perpetrators behind the ATN pirate broadcasting operation.
BeIN, the Middle-East TV-operating and entertainment company, has selected Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience.
Oman has banned the import of beoutQ decoders that would allow viewers to watch pirated versions of World Cup matches, report local media.
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 Earth will launch as a linear channel across MENA through the Bein DTH service on April 5, 2018.
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 – up by only 7.8% on 2017.
Nasser al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG and CEO of beIN Media Group, is being targeted by a corruption investigation by Swiss officials in connection with the distribution of the World Cup broadcasting rights.