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Illegal Broadcasting: Sports

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 51662, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 19 May 2020 to Questions 45015, 45016 and 45017, what discussions he has had with representatives from UK sporting institutions on the effect of (a) beoutQ‘s IPTV piracy via beoutQ boxes and (b) illegal streaming of live UK sport across Saudi Arabia generally on broadcast revenue.

Answered on

8 June 2020

Together with FCO, DIT and IPO colleagues, we continue to monitor and protect the intellectual property rights of UK rights holders, including UK sports institutions, in international markets. We also continue to maintain a dialogue with them and secondary rights holders, whenever we are requested to do so. We have received reports of continuing infringements of intellectual property rights in the Middle East. Where we do so, we will continue to pursue those with the relevant authorities.

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