English newspaper the Independent has written a story on beoutQ and their illegal stealing of the stream for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia from beIN SPORTS, the official rights holder of the tournament in the MENA region.
The article focuses on the illegal piracy of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by the Saudi Arabia based organization. Whilst beIN SPORTS managing director Tom Keaveny is quoted in the story talking about the industrial scale of the piracy by beoutQ.
“This piracy by beoutQ and Arabsat is not being carried out by a small outfit operating out of someone’s bedroom. This is theft on a massive commercial scale with multi-million dollar funding underpinning it.”
The story from the English newspaper now joins a chorus of world sporting organisations who have condemned the stealing of broadcast rights by beoutQ. The likes of FIFA, UEFA, CAF, F1, The Tennis Federations, and the Deutsche Fussball Liga, have all raised the issue of the theft of their broadcast rights.