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Saudi Arabia could be banned from future tournaments over piracy

Saudi Arabia could be banned from future tournaments over piracy

Saudi Arabia could be banned from competing in future football tournaments in a bid by the sport’s governing bodies to stamp out piracy.

beIN urges Italy to move Supercoppa match from Saudi

beIN urges Italy to move Supercoppa match from Saudi

The Middle East’s biggest football channel is demanding Serie A pull out of hosting next week’s ‘Supercoppa’ match in Saudi Arabia to take a stand against piracy.

After beIN Sports UK-based broadcaster complains of 'rampant piracy'

After beIN Sports UK-based broadcaster complains of 'rampant piracy'

An online streaming service with the UK rights for La Liga and Serie A is warning that the whole broadcast industry is under threat from piracy.

Qatar asks for WTO adjudication in Saudi piracy dispute

Qatar asks for WTO adjudication in Saudi piracy dispute

Qatar has stepped up its fight for justice in a dispute against Saudi Arabia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) , with a request for adjudication of its complaint ...

Spread of piracy drives down value of TV rights

Spread of piracy drives down value of TV rights

Premier League clubs face losing £10mn a year as the spread of piracy drives down the value of TV rights.

Khashoggi hit squad leader linked to Saudi TV piracy

Khashoggi hit squad leader linked to Saudi TV piracy

The man named as the leader of the hit squad which killed Jamal Khashoggi is at the centre of a $1bn lawsuit against Saudi Arabia for pirating the Premier League.

beIN Sports seeks $1bn compensation for Saudi piracy

beIN Sports seeks $1bn compensation for Saudi piracy

Qatar's global sports and entertainment media group, beIN Corporation (beIN) has lodged an international investment arbitration case against Saudi Arabia worth $1bn in compensation for what has been described as "the most widespread piracy of sports broadcasting that the world has ever seen".

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria

Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria

A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel's operator has said.

Premier League gets tough with Saudi piracy

Premier League gets tough with Saudi piracy

All 20 matches from the opening two weekends of the new season have been shown on the rogue channel, beoutQ, which is broadcast via the satellite provider Arabsat.

beIN claims 'irrefutable' proof of Saudi piracy

beIN claims 'irrefutable' proof of Saudi piracy

Qatari broadcaster beIN said on Thursday it has "irrefutable evidence" that a pirate channel illegally showing hundreds of live European football matches is being carried on the Saudi-based satellite provider Arabsat.

Deputy Amir opens Institute of Criminal Studies

Deputy Amir opens Institute of Criminal Studies

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri delivered a welcoming speech on this occasion. He said that Qatar offers great support to the judiciary on all levels and affirms its independence.

World Cup pirates threatening future of sports broadcasting

World Cup pirates threatening future of sports broadcasting

The widespread piracy currently spreading throughout the Middle East has largely been ignored.