The beIN Media Group, together with stakeholder partner Cable Network Egypt (CNE) – the distributor of encrypted television and radio channels in Egypt – are set to take deliberate and concerted efforts against pirates in Egypt.
Their action is motivated mainly by the coming week’s CAF Champions League (CCL) finals and the UEFA Champions League (UCL), in which the exclusive broadcasting rights in the Middle East and North Africa are held by beIN’s flagship sports channel, beIN SPORTS.
beIN and CNE have been closely monitoring beIN’s exclusive broadcasting rights and, over the past few months, have found various establishments that have been in violation of their rights. The establishments surveyed by the broadcast partners include hotels, commercial shops and stores in Egypt that do not hold the necessary commercial licenses from beIN.
In response to the findings and violations, beIN and CNE have strategised ways and methods that will allow immediate and effective legal action in order to punish perpetrators and, in the process, be compensated for those in violation.
Consequently, beIN and CNE have issued a final warning, urging any entity or persons that infringe their licensing to immediately cease any current illegal breach. In addition, the two partners all disclosed that they would be placing additional resources to ensure that all illicit acts of theft of their rights are brought to book.
In April 2022, beIN joined the world’s leading coalition dedicated to protecting the ecosystem and reducing digital piracy, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, to combat harmful business of piracy, which will protect its core business and the industry.
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment partnership is just one of the different implemented strategies beIN is committed to bringing law and order against pirates who threaten services and productions that only paying customers deserve.