Thanks, good info.
A statement by Al Jazeera Sport regarding 3pm kick offs:-
Al Al Jazeera Sport we take piracy very seriously because it has an impact on so many people, including our subscribers. It is not something that only affects Al Jazeera Sport but impacts all broadcasters around the globe. We are working very closely with the Premier League in order to tackle piracy of our channel and this has led to the recent decision to reduce the number of Premier League games that we show on Saturday. We hope that this cooperation will produce results as soon as possible which may allow us to resume our normal schedule of games. We will be launching a new, secure set top box in January and with the help of our customers we will move into a piracy free situation as soon as possible.
i hear that Al Jazeera wil cut deal with EPL and can go back to hotbird after this crap will end they are been taken that JSC showing EPL in pirated way [CS] then all can watch it
its sick thing bcoz few hotbird providers are broadvasting EPL too NC+ SKy italia Polsat but not live ans Astra too.
looking for JSTV subscribers. & 9 east
Gulf anger over Premier League blackout
This past weekend subscribers to Dubai-based OSN lost coverage of the English Premier League as well as other premium football matches. Initially OSN blamed a “technical issue”.
But OSN is now firmly blaming supplier and rights holder Al Jazeera Sports (which now calls itself beIN Sports). Al Jazeera Media Network admits that it has changed its encryption system to help curb piracy.
In an interview with a Dubai radio station on February 12th, OSN’s CEO David Butorac placed the blame for the debacle squarely at the door of beIN Sports. “BeIN Sports are in the process of doing the swap of their systems to upgrade them to be more secure, and in so doing they have literally switched off hundreds of thousands of customers. Unfortunately, on Friday, these changes were done completely out of the blue and the end result was that those who have paid a subscription are no longer able to receive the signal they paid for.”
Butorac told listeners that OSN had invested $60 million in 2009 to supply new set-top boxes (also capable of handling NDS’s ‘Videoguard’ encryption). “There is a right way and wrong way to do this. We paid the price [and] we gave customers a new box in 2009. They are doing it the wrong way by switching the customer off and expecting customers to buy a new box.”
OSN customers who want to view the EPL and other top-level football leagues, must now buy an approved beIN Sports receiver, and new ‘smart’ card. Approved receivers are Humax models HD-Free and IR3000HD.
Coincidentally, OSN is no longer listed as a ‘partner’ to beIN Sports.
It´s a pity, i will not see it
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