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  • BeIN drops F1 broadcast deal due to piracy

    CSI Magazine
    14 Feb 2019
    [ Service Provider Announcement ] [ Sports ]

    Rampant piracy and disappointing viewing figures are blamed on the decision not to renew beIN’s deal, which leaves Formula One looking for a new broadcaster in the region. Qatar's BeIN Sports said on Friday it will not to renew its five-year contract for the rights to broadcast Formula One in the Middle East and North Africa, finally taking a hard stance on piracy in general and BeoutQ in particular. The previous five-year deal expired at the end of last season, leaving the motor sport's owner Liberty Media is searching for a new broadcaster in the MENA region. BeIN's 2014-19 deal for F1 live broadcast rights was believed to be worth between $30 million and $40 million a year.

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