beIN Sports HD 7 New Frequency 2021 on Es’hail 2 at 25.8°E
On 22 June 2018, minister Saud al-Qahtani stated that the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) had filed a complaint with FIFA against beIN Sports’ monopolization of sports broadcast rights in the MENA region.
On 21 August 2018, beIN Sports was fined US$2.6 million by Saudi Arabia for violations of competition law, including forced bundling of its services with other unrelated channels. beIN responded to the fine by claiming it was politically-motivated, arguing that they were being “attacked by the Saudi authorities for doing exactly what sports and entertainment broadcasters around the world do, and indeed what other broadcasters active in the Saudi market also do”, and that the actions were “another illegitimate attempt by Saudi Arabia to drive beIN’s highly successful business from the country, putting politics ahead of the interests of Saudi consumers.”, also factoring in the aforementioned beoutQ piracy operation. On 23 August 2018, beIN Sports’ license to in Saudi Arabia was officially revoked.
beIN Sports HD 7 New Frequency 2021
|Channel :||beIN Sports HD 7|
|Satellite :||Es’hail 2 at 25.8°E|
|Symbol rate :||27500|
On 12 March 2019, the SAFF announced that the Asian Football Confederation had stripped beIN Sports of its media rights in Saudi Arabia to “cancel” its monopoly on football, citing the “illegality of BeIN Sport [sic] to transmit in the Kingdom due to the grave violations of the laws and regulations BeIN Sport has committed”, and “its inability to obtain the required licenses necessary for it to fulfil its commitments in transmitting AFC’s competitions to the viewers and followers in the Kingdom”. The AFC announced that it would “gradually” transition its media rights to an in-house digital platform, beginning with a Saudi Professional League match occurring that week. The AFC had previously condemned the aforementioned beoutQ for its illegal broadcasts of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. beIN subsequently announced that it would pursue legal action, accusing the AFC of apparent collusion with the SAFF to breach its media rights agreements.