DUBAI — Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the UAE's National Media Council and Bahrain's Information Affairs Authority issued separate statements reaffirming and supporting Saudi Arabia's rejection of any piracy or illegal broadcasting of any channel that contradicts the law and regulations of any country.

The media bodies also praised the effective and successive steps taken by Saudi Arabia to combat piracy and protect copyrights.

This comes in light of Qatar’s false allegations that Saudi Arabia is purposely allowing the broadcast of the pirate network beoutQ in the Kingdom, which live streams World Cup matches by hijacking beIN Sports’ coverage.