The case of rampant piracy by beoutQ remains in the industry spotlight. This week, it’s the presentation by beIN Media CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly at the Sports Business Summit in London, who said that piracy has made exclusive content offers meaningless, that “the very economic model of our industry is going to be re-written,” and that the industry has not taken a serious stance against piracy.
Other recent Piracy Monitor coverage includes the release of an analysis of beoutQ’s custom-built set-top box that was commissioned by a group of UK sports leagues, as well as an interview by Videonet with beIN Media’s CTO and a representative of Synamedia.
What it means
The beoutQ situation has been terrible for the rights holders and content owners who are losing revenue daily to piracy; to the detriment of their businesses. But because it’s been so big, it is becoming virtually impossible to ignore – at least within the video industry. Which has created a glimmer of awareness in the broader video industry that’s only good.