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BeIN Sports drops F1 coverage in MENA due to rampant piracy

Tuesday 12 February 2019 | 14:52 CET | News
BeIN Sports has said it is not renewing its Formula 1 contract for the Middle East and North Africa rights because of rampant piracy, reports Broadband TV News. It said the ongoing fight against piracy in Saudi Arabia will have a "natural consequence" on the rights it chooses to buy. Tom Keaveny, BeIN's managing director in the region, said that the company will "pay less" for broadcast rights in the future in an effort to combat "industrial-scale theft" carried out by a Saudi group.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: beIN Sports / Liberty Media
Countries: Middle East / Saudi Arabia
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