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As Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook increasingly target media content, legacy pay-TV players face their biggest ever challenge. Frank Dunne looks at a frenzied 10 days which encapsulated both the scale of the threat and the way traditional media companies are responding.

BeIN Media Group, the Qatari broadcaster, has hit out angrily at media reports suggesting beIN Sports channels are being blacked out in the Middle East and North Africa as a consequence of the Saudi Arabia-led economic blockade of Qatar. Frank Dunne and Robin Jellis report. 

Just over a year ago the Spanish sports media industry underwent a seismic shift at the heart of its biggest property when a Royal Decree was passed in order to pave the way for the introduction of the collective selling of Spanish domestic football rights.

Global media group beIN Media has partnered up with sports industry start-up incubator Qatar SportsTech (QST) to aid the development of new technology which could enhance its broadcasts

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports has laid off almost 300 employees in Qatar, or about 18 per cent of its local staff

Yousef Al-Obaidly, director general of Qatar-based beIN Media Group, has been issued with preliminary charges of corruption amid a probe into the bidding process for the World Athletics Championships

Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi should be prevented from securing a place on the Executive Committee of European football’s governing body Uefa, according to LaLiga president Javier Tebas.