Asian Cup: 15.00 JAP vs TKM 17.30 UZB vs OMA,  20.00 QAT vs LIB

Piracy: LaLiga condemns BeoutQ as world tennis bodies demand its shut down

By Paul Nicholson

July 5 – Spain’s LaLiga is the latest football rights holder to condemn the on-going copyright theft by pirate satellite broadcaster BeoutQ that is transmitting sports content it does not own. Separately world tennis’s various governing bodies and major tournaments have combined to issue the strongest demands yet, calling for the “immediate closure” of the channel.

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FIFA in the spotlight as defiant beoutQ pirates World Cup signals from NBC and beIN

By Paul Nicholson

June 18 – The pictures flashed around the world of FIFA president Gianni Infantino sitting majestically between his two new best friends, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on his right and Valdimir Putin on his left at the opening match of the 2018 World Cup, will have left FIFA’s high paying rightsholders wondering if there is another game in play that they are not part of.

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Qatar’s beIN opens up World Cup broadcasts to Saudis and Egyptians on free-to-air channels

By Paul Nicholson

June 14 – Egyptian and Saudi Arabian fans will be able to watch their teams play at the World Cup after a last minute announcement by broadcast rightsholder beIN Sport that 22 matches will be broadcast on their free-to-air channels. The dispute over beIN’s distribution in both countries has been bitter with the Qataris having distribution issues and the Saudis even pirating rights on newly launched broadcast-spoiler station BeoutQ.

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