beIN Sports have announced that from November 8th they will be reinstating live broadcasts for Saturday 3pm games of the Barclays Premier League in the Middle East & North Africa following the enactment of more stringent anti-piracy measures.
beIN SPORTS holds the exclusive TV rights to the Barclays Premier League (EPL) in the MENA region, but restricted the live broadcasting of Saturday 3pm games since November 2013 due to piracy concerns in the UK.
“We are delighted to resume live broadcasts of all Saturday 3pm games on beIN SPORTS channels,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman-CEO of beIN Sports. “The Premier League is a primary property and we are very happy to bring back this weekend excitement to our millions of subscribers in the region.”
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, added: “Strong Anti-piracy measures used by beIN SPORTS have proved to be successful and, as a result, we are very happy to revert back our original licensing position from last season. We now look forward to all Barclays Premier League fans across the region enjoying more extensive access to the competition in the coming weeks and months.”