Egypt media council denounces Qatari attempts to involve Saudi Arabia in beoutQ piracy case

Makram Mohamed Ahmed, the chairman of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation. (Supplied)

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation has denounced Qatar’s attempts to involve Saudi Arabia in the beoutQ piracy case, claiming that the kingdom is purposely allowing the broadcast of the channel in order to compete with Qatar’s beIN Sports channels.

The council reaffirmed and supported Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any piracy or illegal broadcasting of any channel that contradicts the law and regulations of any country.

In a statement released on Thursday, the council also accused Qatar of purposely trying to involve Saudi Arabia in the piracy case from a purely political stance and as a response to the quartet boycotting Doha. They added that they are also trying to cover their inability to solve the issue.

They also expressed its understanding of why Saudi Arabia blocked beIN Sports channels from broadcasting in the kingdom, as it is directly linked to the Al Jazeera network, which “promotes terrorism”.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50