Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Government Ban BeIN Sports’ Broadcasts

July 14, 2020

The Saudi Arabian government has brought in a permanent ban to block BeIN Sports from broadcasting within the country.

This means that the only Premier League broadcaster within the country can no longer show the product to Saudi Arabian fans, something the broadcaster has slammed in a response.

BeIN Sports released a statement, commenting: “We would question – as we have for three years – how Saudi citizens can watch Premier League matches legally in Saudi Arabia with this ‘permanent’ ban on the Premier League’s licensed broadcaster.”

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition has decided that BeIN had ‘abused its dominant position through several monopolistic practices’, therefore imposing the ban.

In addition to this they have also fined the broadcaster 10 million Saudi riyals (USD $2.67 million).

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