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BeoutQ

Postby blahblah Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:14 am

BeoutQ, the piracy channel initially set up to undermine Qatar's BeIN as part of the Saudi's attempt to isolate Qatar, has become a serious issue for all sports.

The AFC and others have been unable to pursue BeoutQ in the Saudi courts as it is protected politically.

A joint investigation by FIFA, AFC, UEFA, EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, LFP and Serie A found BeoutQ to be using an Arabsat satellite, and now they are pursuing them.

The hypocracy comes in when these leagues continue to accept Saudi investment.

As for Qatar, they seem to be weathering the regional isolation and have adapted to a 'new normal'.
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Postby blahblah Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:31 am

Now the BeoutQ streaming devices are being sold outside of the Middle East with huge effects on the value of sports services.

There is a good article on Inside World Football by Paul Nicholls that highlights the issue as it currently stands:
http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2019 ... ts-rights/
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby blahblah Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:19 am

An interesting key note speech from BeIN to football rights holders across the world; the value of your product has gone off a cliff.

Piracy, particularly BeoutQ, has resulted in the football streams being non-exclusive and hence all the media companies will be valuing rights on a non-exclusive basis. They are worth a fraction of current prices.

I guess the days of ever spiralling wages and money are well and truly over. How the big leagues who are addicted to the TV money fare may make for ugly viewing.

http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2019 ... ble-burst/
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby blahblah Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:20 am

The joyous geopolitics continues unabated with Egyptian side Zamalek refusing to play the CAF Super Cup against Esperance of Tunisia in Qatar (Egypt being part of the anti-Qatar coalition). Why they are playing the CAF Super Cup in Asia is a reasonable question, which is answered once more by geopolitics.

On a more serious level, Serie A is going to take their Super Cup to Saudi Arabia for $22million. As BeoutQ is operating in Saudi and BeIN can't broadcast, BeIN is talking of dropping Serie A from their schedule which may cost the italians $500 million.

a BeIN spokesman reportedly said “It is astonishing that the league has decided to press ahead despite all the evidence of the damage that has been done to the league’s business by beoutQ, Saudi’s pirate operation. It is remarkable what Serie A is seemingly prepared to jeopardise – not only all the financial revenues from one of its biggest broadcaster partners, but also the exposure beIN gives to the league in markets all around the world, from Europe to Asia and all across the Middle East & North Africa. Serie A’s leadership is putting at risk all of this, in favour of making a quick buck from the very entity that has been stealing its rights for two years.”
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby Stuckey Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:46 pm

The joyous geopolitics continues unabated with Egyptian side Zamalek refusing to play the CAF Super Cup against Esperance of Tunisia in Qatar (Egypt being part of the anti-Qatar coalition). Why they are playing the CAF Super Cup in Asia is a reasonable question, which is answered once more by geopolitics.

On a more serious level, Serie A is going to take their Super Cup to Saudi Arabia for $22million. As BeoutQ is operating in Saudi and BeIN can't broadcast, BeIN is talking of dropping Serie A from their schedule which may cost the italians $500 million.

a BeIN spokesman reportedly said “It is astonishing that the league has decided to press ahead despite all the evidence of the damage that has been done to the league’s business by beoutQ, Saudi’s pirate operation. It is remarkable what Serie A is seemingly prepared to jeopardise – not only all the financial revenues from one of its biggest broadcaster partners, but also the exposure beIN gives to the league in markets all around the world, from Europe to Asia and all across the Middle East & North Africa. Serie A’s leadership is putting at risk all of this, in favour of making a quick buck from the very entity that has been stealing its rights for two years.”
I can't believe the Italians would be so blind to that.
I've noticed as I watch Inter Milan games regularly they have put up "Piracy is killing Football" on their video fence screens around the ground from time to time.
I do find that amusing that the game is crying out that people are stealing something that until 10 years ago was available free to all. I really wonder who would be the big losers if broadcast rights took massive drops.
Sorry I've gone off on a tangent here!
Time to Djbate!
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby blahblah Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:58 am

I can't believe the Italians would be so blind to that.
I've noticed as I watch Inter Milan games regularly they have put up "Piracy is killing Football" on their video fence screens around the ground from time to time.
I do find that amusing that the game is crying out that people are stealing something that until 10 years ago was available free to all. I really wonder who would be the big losers if broadcast rights took massive drops.
Sorry I've gone off on a tangent here!
The administrators of the game seem to be hell-bent on the short-term buck.

I tend to agree that the sheer amount of money available is ultimately to the detriment of the game. BeoutQ and the different association's unwillingness to link it to Saudi Arabia highlights this.
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby Stuckey Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:45 pm

I can't believe the Italians would be so blind to that.
I've noticed as I watch Inter Milan games regularly they have put up "Piracy is killing Football" on their video fence screens around the ground from time to time.
I do find that amusing that the game is crying out that people are stealing something that until 10 years ago was available free to all. I really wonder who would be the big losers if broadcast rights took massive drops.
Sorry I've gone off on a tangent here!
The administrators of the game seem to be hell-bent on the short-term buck.

I tend to agree that the sheer amount of money available is ultimately to the detriment of the game. BeoutQ and the different association's unwillingness to link it to Saudi Arabia highlights this.
Like all democratically elected politicians you don't win points for planning 10 years ahead. Especially if that 10 year play requires some short term pain for long term gain.
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Re: BeoutQ

Postby blahblah Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:44 am

BeIN have certainly been vocal about the pending Saudi purchase of Newcastle United. The entire 'sports washing' aspect is not going down well.

Interestingly the Saudi Ministry of Finance has suspended funding to all sports clubs as their budget has collapsed with the price of oil however the purchase of Newcastle United appears exempt. It provides some idea as to geo-political importance the Saudi government place upon the acquisition.

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