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Piracy still rampant in UAE

May 23, 2008

Satellite and cable operators in the UAE say efforts to put an end to pay TV piracy have failed thus far. “Piracy is harming our business but we cannot put a definite number on the customers lost,” e-vision CEO Humaid Rashid Sahoo told Emirates Business. “Broadcasting from other countries such as India and South Africa is normally cheaper because the broadcasters there serve mass markets back home and can afford to lower their costs.

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