PARIS: Close on the heels of a French court ruling that Arabsat was complicit in the beoutQ piracy operation, FIFA declared it was "seeking the cooperation of" the Saudi-headquartered satellite distributor in addressing the misuse of FIFA's intellectual property.

"FIFA is aware that unauthorised transmissions of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 are being made available across the MENA region, primarily Saudi Arabia, via the pirate broadcaster known as beoutQ," FIFA said in a statement to The Associated Press news agency.

Jun 15, 2019 15:06
PARIS: A day after Saudi Arabia’s plans to host the next Supercoppa were thrown up in the air after Serie A took legal action over TV piracy (read beoutQ) in the kingdom, Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports scored a major legal victory. A French court ruled Thursday that Saudi-headquartered satellite distributor Arabsat was complicit in the beoutQ piracy operation.
Aug 22, 2018 19:08
LONDON: The English Premier League is ratcheting up the pressure on Saudi-owned satellite television operator Arabsat in the case of Riyadh based pirate TV channel beoutQ, which has with impunity been illegally broadcasting football matches across the Middle East and North Africa. After moving the the European Commission, the Premier League has said it is taking steps to bring legal action in Saudi Arabia.
Aug 18, 2018 15:08
LONDON: Close on the heels of beIN SPORTS providing damning third party evidence of how Riyadh-based pirate TV channel beoutQ was acting in consort with state owned satellite provider Arabsat to steal and rebroadcast signals beamed by the Qatari sportscaster into the kingdom, the legal fight to protect intellectual property has intensified.
Aug 17, 2018 14:08
DOHA: After brazen denials from the Saudi authorities on charges of direct state support to Saudi-based beoutQ, Qatar owned beIN SPORTS, the principal target of the pirate TV channel, has secured "independent and definitive confirmation" of signal theft from Cisco Systems, NAGRA and Overon.