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Court rejects beIN’s Selevision Saudi counterclaim but flags piracy link

London’s High Court of Justice has rejected a counterclaim made by pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group against Selevision Saudi, but highlighted evidence that raises a “serious issue” over the Saudi Arabia-based broadcast services provider’s involvement in the beoutQ piracy.

BeIN’s counterclaim was in response to an arbitration claim made by Selevision with the High Court of Justice in a bid to enforce payment of the $8.05m (€6.93m) that beIN was ordered to pay to the Saudi company following a 2018 ruling from the First Instance Court at the Dubai International Financial Center.

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