A Swedish court has an ordered Arabic company to pay a fine as a result of illegal streaming of English Premier League. Swedish company Advanced TV Network (ATN) is forced to pay 194 million crowns in fine to the BeIN Sport TV network in Qatar and 14.6 million crowns to the TV group DigitAlb which is based in Albania.

In addition to it, Stockholm court sentenced to prison a 58 years old Hamid al-Hamid, the owner of ATN. His business partner and a son, who were also associates in this case, were sentenced for one year in prison each. The accused have heard allegations of distributing content and copyright infringement. Hamid al-Hamid’s lawyer Johan Nilsson told the Reuter that they intend to appeal.

Grand world sport organizations as FIFA, Formula One or UEFA lead separate investigations on illegal transmission of the content belonging to the BeIN network, the main global sports broadcaster operating in 33 countries. (ns)

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-copyright/arabic-internet-tv-firm-fined-24-million-for-sports-rights-piracy-idUSKBN1JU2CI

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