The Premier League prosecuted the case, following an investigation carried out in cooperation with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police.
Kevin Plumb, the Director of Legal Services at the Premier League made a statement after the decision: “The law is very clear that the sale of ISDs is illegal and it is an issue taken very seriously by both the police and the courts. We will continue to investigate and pursue all suppliers of illegal streaming services, regardless of the size or scale of their operation, to protect the intellectual property that enables the Premier League to be so competitive and compelling.”
Plumb added: “Addressing the issues created by the unprecedented BeoutQ situation remains a key priority of the Premier League and we will work tirelessly to support BeIN Sports, as well as all other broadcasters and fans who acquire our content legitimately.”
The Premier League and other major football organisations, including FIFA, UEFA and LaLiga, called on Riyadh-based satellite operator Arabsat to stop its distribution of BeoutQ.