Wimbledon hit by beoutQ piracy
July 15, 2019
By Colin Mann
The Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament has for the second consecutive year become a victim of the illegal Saudi Arabia piracy operation beoutQ.
Organiser and rightsholder the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (AELTC) condemned the widespread illegal availability of The Championships.
In a statement, the AELTC said the exclusive rights of its broadcast partners – including but not limited to beIN SPORTS, BBC, Canal+, ESPN – have been accessible worldwide through beoutQ’s bespoke IPTV apps, which is not only wholly unlawful, but undermines the commercial value of Wimbledon’s intellectual property all around the world.
“The AELTC will be making the strongest representations to the UK Government to put pressure on the Saudi Arabia authorities to immediately close down the beoutQ pirate operation following its ongoing illegal exploitation of world sport,” it stated.