Middle East football fans get onside to illegal streaming

Online piracy, and in particular the illegal streaming of football matches, is growing in the Middle East faster than any other region, experts say. […] Regulators have been largely unsuccessful in curbing piracy, so regional broadcasters are having to turn to new ways to win back customers while also protecting the interests and rights of content owners, said Ismail Patel, who specializes in global TV markets at Ovum, a UK analysis firm. […] Grey operators – operations that are neither legal nor illegal – are another problem. An example is watching Netflix through a VPN, or virtual private network. About 200,000 users are paying for Netflix services in the Middle East, even though it does not officially offer services here, Mr Patel said. – Lindsay Carroll,The National  
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