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MUMBAI: Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia will soon lift a four-year ban on the channel and has promised to close pirate websites. 

The BIG news from the the ending of the ban, at least as far as the British media is concerned, is that the development would remove a key factor behind the collapsed takeover of English Premier League club Newcastle United by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF).

Jul 31, 2020 20:07
LONDON: A Saudi Arabia-led consortium withdrew their bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle United late Thursday. The consortium, led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, businesswoman Amanda Staveley and the Reuben Brothers, had seen their bid left in limbo for months not just over the matter of human rights abuses in the autocratic kingdom, but also over its patronage of pirate operator BoutQ.
Feb 09, 2019 16:02
DOHA: Qatar's BeIN Sports said Friday it had decided not to renew a contract for the rights to broadcast Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa, accusing the sport's owners Liberty Media of only “paying lip service” to BeIN's concerns in its ongoing fight against Saudi state backed pirate broadcaster beoutQ. 
Jan 22, 2019 17:01
ZURICH: At the end of their collective tether literally and figuratively, world football's major governing bodies have come together in a united front to condemn Saudi Arabian pirate entity beoutQ, which has been operating with impunity due to the unequivocal support provided by the absolute monarchy's de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman.
Oct 02, 2018 11:10
DOHA: Qatar's global sports and entertainment media group, beIN Corporation (beIN), Monday launched an international investment arbitration against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for damages totalling more than $1 billion, over not just “state-sponsored broadcast piracy” of sporting events but also for "having been unlawfully driven out of the Saudi market".