Newcastle's stalled takeover boosted by piracy crackdown in Saudi Arabia

21 June 2020 05:38
Pledge to eliminate practice and shut down 231 platformsSteve Bruce delighted with Joelinton’s first home goalA potential breakthrough in Newcastle United’s seemingly stalled £300m Saudi Arabian-led takeover emerged on Sunday when the kingdom announced a major crackdown against platforms illegally streaming sporting events.Such broadcast piracy – notably alleged intellectual property theft from Qatar’s beIN Sport’s transmissions – has delayed the attempted buyout of the club from Mike Ashley, but there are now indications the deal could soon be approved. Related: Steve Bruce looks on bright side and hopes Newcastle limbo can end soon | Louise Taylor Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian