Saudi Arabia’s beoutQ has been slammed by football’s leading governing bodies and domestic leagues for its continued illegal streaming of European and international football and has asked authorities to act against the pirate broadcaster.
FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, the English Premier League and Italian Serie A issued a joint statement regarding the activities of beoutQ in Saudi Arabia.
“We collectively condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing theft of our intellectual property by the pirate broadcaster known as beoutQ and call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to support us in ending the widespread and flagrant breaches of our intellectual property rights,” the authorities said in a joint statement.
“We have reached the conclusion, regrettably, that it is now not possible to retain legal counsel in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is willing or able to act on our behalf,” the statement continued. “We see no alternative but to pursue beoutQ and a solution to this very serious problem of piracy by other means. We request that the Saudi ministry of culture and the Saudi government take swift and decisive action against beoutQ.”