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Middle East broadcaster dumps F1 on piracy concerns

Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports will not renew its TV rights deal with Formula One, citing piracy issues linked to Saudi-based BeoutQ. As the operator of a global network of sports channels, beIN has held the rights to broadcast the Formula 1 world championship in the Middle East and in North Africa for the past five years. However, the broadcaster has been fighting an uphill battle against "rival" and pirate BeoutQ, which it alleges has been stealing content for over a year and illegally disseminating it through its online channels. F1 cars to look faster on TV in 2019 thanks to a few 'tricks' As a consequence of piracy's pervasiveness in the region, beIN Sports...
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