beIN slams Saudi move to revoke its licence illegally Jul 15, 2020 0 6073 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohabeIN MEDIA GROUP has criticised Saudi Arabia’s decision to permanently terminate the licence to broadcast beIN in the kingdom, saying the decision was based on false legal procedures that repeatedly violated the channel’s legal rights.It said the Saudi decision not only contradicts international law but also the most basic principles of competition law.“We note the latest pronouncement by the Saudi General Authority for Competition purporting to permanently terminate beIN’s licence to broadcast in Saudi Arabia. This decision was arrived at through sham legal proceedings that repeatedly violated beIN’s due process rights at every turn and the decision itself is not only contrary to international law but also the most basic principles of competition law,” beIN MEDIA GROUP said in a statement.“The decision is nonsensical on every single level, banning beIN for packaging its rights in the standard way that sports and entertainment broadcasters all around the world do, and indeed as other broadcasters active in the Saudi market also do. Moreover, the very idea that permanently banning a leading competitor from a market could in any way promote competition is plainly absurd,” the statement added.“We would also question – as we have for three years – how Saudi citizens can watch Premier League matches legally in Saudi Arabia with this “permanent” ban on the Premier League’s licensed broadcaster. Or indeed how Saudi citizens can legally watch most major international sport, and how this fits into Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision.” The statement added, “We also note that Saudi Arabia’s state-sponsored pirate channel, beoutQ, bundled rights and removed competition for nearly three years; yet the only action the Saudi authorities have taken is to deliberately block FIFA, UEFA, the Premier League and others from taking legal action nine times – in complete breach of WTO rules. Saudi Arabia’s relentless failure to pay any heed to the rule of law or international norms is only harming sports fans in Saudi, and sports organisations all around the world.” RELATED ARTICLES Historic victory for Qatar in air blockade case at UN top court Jul 15, 2020 0 4674 Amir congratulates French president Jul 15, 2020 0 6112 COVID-19 recoveries reach 101,160 Jul 15, 2020 0 6196 Amir attaches great importance to healthcare sector: Minister QNA Doha Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari has affirmed that His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attaches great importance to the healthcare sector. The wonderful .. Amir greets Polish prez on re-election His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday sent a cable of congratulations to President Andrzej Duda on the occasion of his re-election as President of the Republic of Poland. (QNA) Special judge appointed by siege states voted against them: Khulaifi Tribune News Network Doha Dr Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Khulaifi, a representative of Qatar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), has described as a rare instance the ruling given by the UN top court in favour of Qatar .. We’ll take action immediately: CAA The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice in favour of Qatar. In a landmark judgment, the ICJ recognised the competence of the ICAO to consider Qatar’s complaint .. MADLSA to launch e-platform for Qatarisation of jobs soon A new electronic platform will be launched soon that will allow Qataris, who are looking for jobs, to identify available opportunities. This was revealed by the Assistant Undersecretary of Administrative Development ..