EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie A

Saudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides illegal access to prime content including Premier League football internationally.

The report has emerged at a highly sensitive time for Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, who is attempting to sell the Premier League club in a potential £340m deal led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment vehicle.

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