The Premier League has launched calls for Saudi country satellite operator Arabsat to stop providing a platform for a pirate network which is”abusing” sport.
The system, known as beoutQ, first started streaming sporting events illegally and despite efforts by sports the piracy has continued.
Nowa report by manufacturer protection firm MarkMonitor commissioned by many of both confederations and leagues states that a definitive link has been created between Arabsat and the community.
Arabsat is headquartered in Saudi Arabia and was founded in 1976 by the 21 members of the Arab League.
“The report affirms without question that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated by Arabsat,” read a statement released jointly by FIFA, UEFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Premier League, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and also Ligue 1.
“We’ve been frustrated in our efforts to follow an official copyright claim against beoutQ from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, while we have received reports which beoutQ broadcasts are disruptedwe still call Arabsat along with the rest of the satellite providers to cease (and moving forward agree to refrain from) providing a platform for piracy, which harms not only legitimate licensees, fans and players but also the sports that it abuses.
“Cutting off its access to transmission providers could be a significant step in the struggle to stop beoutQ. All of us, individually and collectively, remain committed to bringing an end to international sports piracy.”
The state and arabsat have been approached for a reply by the Press Association news agency.
The UK and US authorities have spoken out from the surgeries of beoutQ, with the chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) choose committee Damian Collins previously describing the system’s actions as”simple piracy” in May of the year.
BeIn SPORTS is the broadcaster. Saudi Arabia and qatar have been engaged in a conflict since 2017.
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