EU criticises Saudi Arabia over pirate TV

27 January 2020

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Photo: Getty Images According to the Guardian, the Premier League, La Liga and UEFA are among eight rights holders who have submitted official complaints relating to the service.

Saudi Arabia has failed to crack down on the streaming service BeoutQ for illegally providing access to content from EU rights holders, according to a just-published report by the European Commission.

The service is transmitted by a satellite belonging to a partly state-owned company.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Saudi Arabia has failed to take "sufficient steps" to prevent infringement of intellectual property rights by streaming service BeoutQ, which continues to transmit content belonging to EU rights holders, according to a just-published report by the European Commission.

The report, published every two years, lists 13 countries, each of which "causes considerable harm to EU businesses" by not cracking down on piracy and infringement of intellectual property rights. 

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