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The great TV piracy scandal

Saudi Arabia is accused of stealing sports rights on an industrial scale.

Saudi Arabia is accused of operating the BeoutQ satellite TV channel which illegally broadcasts sporting events, the rights of which are actually owned by the Qatari company beIN. David Sugden is a director of the beIN Media Group and says the operation is now an "industrial scale theft". Abdirahim Saeed from BBC Monitoring explains how the media has been drawn into the wider dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Also in the show, Amol is joined by Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider, and David Flynn, co-founder of Youngest Media which is producing the new ITV game show, Small Fortune.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

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28 minutes