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beIN Sports keeps volume turned up against streaming piracy

The existential threat posed by piracy not just to live sports streamers but also the leagues and events themselves has been repeated loudly many times by Qatari based beIN Sports, which has suffered far more than any other OTT provider. The sports and leagues have been listening and joining in some of the actions against the most egregious offender by far, beoutQ, hosted in Saudi Arabia. But the sports industry has still not woken up fully to the threat, according to Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN Sports, who warns that piracy will be the agent that bursts the sports rights bubble as coverage continues its migration from traditional linear channels to streaming around the world. He took the opportunity of…

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