Formula One investigate illegal broadcasts in Middle East:- It has come to our attention that certain Formula 1 content from the 2018 FIA Formula One world championship has been illegally transmitted by the channel known as BeoutQ operating primarily within the MENA [the Middle East and North African] region,” said FOM in a statement
Formula One investigate illegal broadcasts in the Middle East
Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1, and which is today officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is known as Federation Internationale Approved by De L’Automobile (FIA) is the highest class of auto racing. The word “formula” contained in this name refers to a set of rules that all the participants’ cars should follow. In the F1 season there is a series of races known as the Grand Prix and organized for purpose-built orbiting sights and to a lesser extent, the former public streets and closed streets of the city.
The results of each race are combined to determine the two annual world championships, one of which is for championship drivers and for a producer with the race driver, the manufacturer team, the track officer, the organizer and the orbiting terrain Which are also required to be in the form of organizers of legitimate super licenses which is the high issued by the FIA Final class racing license.
FOM’s broadcasting deals are a major source of revenue for the company. Earlier this week it announced a new deal with Finnish sports channel MTV to continue broadcasting F1 for the new three years. The deal includes F1, F2, and GP3 (which will become F3 next year).
A Formula One spokesman said content belonging to regional rights-holder, Qatar-based beIN Sports, had been transmitted by beoutQ.
The boycott is over Doha’s alleged support of terrorism, which the Qataris deny. The Middle East has two Formula One races, in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. The region is also a major market for luxury car manufacturers like Mercedes and Ferrari. Formula One’s commercial rights are owned by U.S. company Liberty Media.
Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has called the piracy charges “baseless” and “unfounded”, accusing Qatar of trying to divert attention from the dispute with its neighbors.