WTO rules pirate TV channel is Saudi, casting fresh doubt on Newcastle takeover

27 May 2020

NUFC
Photo: PA Images Saudi Arabia's BeoutQ pirate satellite TV service is in breach of international law, according to the World Trade Organization.

Saudi Arabia's beoutQ pirate satellite TV service is in breach of international law, according to the World Trade Organization.

The Premier League is currently reviewing the proposed takeover of Newcastle by a Saudi-backed consortium.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Saudi Arabia is behind pirate satellite TV service beoutQ in breach of international law, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled, according to the Guardian, casting fresh doubt on the country's proposed £300 million takeover of Newcastle United.

The ruling comes after it earlier this month was reported that Premier League lawyers were reviewing information which established a firm link between the Saudi government and the channel. 

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