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Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

The New Arab Staff

Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

The WTO has ruled that Saudi Arabia had promoted piracy channel beoutQ.

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi ...

The New Arab Staff

WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

Courtney Freer

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

The New Arab

BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

Citing piracy concerns, Qatar-based sports network beIN Sports has asked the UK's Premier League to re-examine a Saudi-backed takeover of the ...

FIFA says Saudi company behind pirated beIN Sports broadcasts

The New Arab & agencies

FIFA says Saudi company behind pirated beIN Sports broadcasts

Football's world governing body and other leading organisations believe a Saudi-backed satellite company is behind pirated content from Qatar's ...

The New Arab

FIFA slams 'ongoing theft' by Saudi-based beoutQ of streaming

FIFA, UEFA, the AFC and European football leagues has called on the Saudi government to act on the pirate broadcaster.

Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

Mohammed bin Salman was rumoured to be attempting to buy Manchester United last year but the deal stalled after the crown prince was linked to ...

FIFA backs Qatar in $1bn complaint against Saudi-linked piracy

The New Arab

FIFA backs Qatar in $1bn complaint against Saudi-linked piracy

Qatar has complained that a Saudi-linked illegal channel has been using BeIN's live sports broadcasts.

Qatar-based beIN requests Italian football teams boycott Saudi game

The New Arab

Qatar-based beIN requests Italian football teams boycott Saudi game

An Italian football game is due to be held in Saudi Arabia.

WTO panel set up for Qatar-Saudi '<em>beoutQ</em>' TV dispute

The New Arab & agencies

WTO panel set up for Qatar-Saudi 'beoutQ' TV dispute

The WTO will investigate a complaint by Qatar that Saudi Arabia failed to prevent the illegal broadcasting of beIN sports events by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar launches billion-dollar bid to stop Saudi TV 'piracy'

Qatar has accused pirates in Saudi Arabia of industrial-scale theft of its sports broadcasts, including this summer's football World Cup, through one such channel called beoutQ illegally transmitting

The New Arab

Premier League taking action against Saudi's Arabsat over piracy

The Premier League is to take legal action against those involved in a piracy operation to illegally broadcast football matches in Saudi Arabia, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

World tennis bodies have demanded the immediate closure of beoutQ, which has also been accused of illegally broadcasting World Cup ...

The New Arab

Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by ...

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

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