Premier League publishes joint investigative report on pirate broadcaster's use of Arabsat infrastructure

17 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Matches from the Premier League are among those pirated by BeoutQ and transmitted through Arabsat owned and operated equipment. Here its an image from the latest North London derby, a game which ended in a 2-2 tie.

A report published by the Premier League and other football rights holders maps out how pirate broadcasts have been transmitted through Arabsat.

The publishers urge Arabsat to cut off the pirate broadcaster's access to the company's transmission services.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

An investigative report has found that pirate broadcasts of matches from the biggest European leagues and international tournaments have been transmitted using Arabsat owned and operated equipment.

Arabsat is the common abbreviation of the Arab Satellite Communications Organization. 21 countries in the Middle East have shares in Arabsat.

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