Ask anyone at beIN Media Group what is the biggest threat to their business; everyone would say piracy
Dan Markham, executive director of sports content, and Cameron Andrews, anti-piracy counsel; beIN Media Group
Interview with Dan Markham and Cameron Andrews, respectively executive director of sports content and anti-piracy counsel for beIN Media Group, about the ongoing piracy of beIN by the beoutQ service
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