Piracy costing almost $84m every year, says Digiturk chief

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The executive vice-president of Digiturk, beIN Sports’ Turkish subsidiary, has urged greater action against piracy after revealing the pay-television broadcaster is losing nearly TRY500m ($84m) per year as a result of this activity.

Saad Saleh Al-Hudaifi told Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency: “Piracy is the main enemy for any broadcaster companies. We are suffering from piracy also internationally, not only [in] Turkey.

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