Since October 2017, the beoutQ pirates have been selling subscriptions to ten satellite channels carrying premium live sports content stolen from beIN and other broadcasters.
“FIFA has engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interest,” the organisation said in a statement. “FIFA urges the authorities of Saudi Arabia and of the different countries where these illegal activities have been observed to support us in the fight against piracy.”
The beoutQ set-top boxes are being openly sold in retail outlets across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries.
Oman has already decided to put a halt to the import of the STBs.
Last month, the Formula 1 organisation has launched an investigation into the illegal broadcasts by the Saudi outfit.