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.
beIN Sport claims the decision of the Saudi Arabian competition authority to remove it from the country’s TV screens is “manifestly politically motivated”.
NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and Eleven Sports Networks have now also complained about piracy of their live exclusive sports rights by Saudi based BeoutQ TV platform.
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.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE have banned the sale of Bein Sports receivers, smart cards and subscriptions in their markets.
The websites and digital platforms of Al Jazeera Media Network are undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts, Al Jazeera said.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have decided to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, close the borders and airspace. A move, which could also impact distribution of Qatar based broadcasters Al Jazeera and Bein Sports.
SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group has launched Funbox UHD on Qatar’s Ooredoo tv.
Qatar communications company Ooredoo has selected the Metrological Application Platform to launch and manage its cloud-based Mozaic TV app store.