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BeIN Sports Teams Up With Rights Holders To Shut Down Saudi Pirate Channel BeoutQ

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 17

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports joined 10 of its rights holders "to protest against Saudi Arabian focused web channel beoutQ," which it says is broadcasting beIN's content in Saudi Arabia without permission, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The website, which provides a...

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