Saudi Arabian officials say they’ve carried out an “online inspection campaign” to crackdown on piracy in the Kingdom.
The counsel for beIN Media Group has described a ruling by the WTO that Saudi Arabia had breached its obligations concerning IP and its refusal to take action over broadcast pirate beoutQ as a “historic vindication of intellectual property rights”.
A report to be issued by the World Trade Organisation is to name the Saudi government as responsible for pirate TV channel beoutQ.
“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.
Al Jazeera has revealed the exact location of the headquarters of beoutQ, the Saudi pirate outfit, that has been stealing the signals of Qatar’s beIN Sports.
A joint statement by FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, LFP and the Premier League has been issued following the publication of an investigative report into the operations of beoutQ.
Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, the Premier League and Lega Serie A have issued a joint statement regarding the activities of beoutQ in Saudi Arabia.
FIFA has issued a warning to the Saudi satellite operator Arabsat to stop transmitting illegal feeds from the Women’s World Cup, which have been pirated by BeoutQ.
STORY UPDATED. Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports is claiming a major victory after it announced that a French court had found Arabsat to be involved in the alleged piracy operation beoutQ.
The Bein Media Group has protested against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which will live-stream matches featuring Saudi Arabian clubs in the AFC Asian Champions League for free into Saudi Arabia.