beIN MEDIA GROUP and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment close 9 new pirate sites in Egypt

beIN Media Group, the leading global group in the sports, media and entertainment sector, and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, the global coalition that aims to combat digital piracy, announced the closure of nine illegal piracy websites by the Egyptian security services announced.

16 police officers participated in the operation and were supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The operation resulted in the arrest of two of the website operators – the confiscation of their domains, and all their IT assets and equipment.

This action highlights the ongoing collective efforts of beIN and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment to combat illegal content piracy and infringement of intellectual property rights. Last June, the two groups praised the achievements of the authorities and the measures taken, which led to the closure of 18 additional piracy sites, bringing the total number of illegal sites closed so far in Egypt to a total of 27.

On this occasion, Jan van Voren, Executive Vice-President and Head of Global Content Protection for the Motion Picture Association and President of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, said: “The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment and beIN express their thanks to the Minister of Interior of the Egyptian government and the Director of the General Administration of Works and Intellectual Property Investigations for their efforts. We look forward to continuing our close cooperation through the legal prosecution of this case.”

He added: “We at the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment in collaboration with beIN are taking an active approach to combating piracy, adapting our actions to combat various methods of piracy more effectively – in Egypt, as well as across the region, and globally. These are the first steps of the work we intend to do together to bring these illegal operations to justice.”

In turn, a beIN spokesperson said: “It is promising to see continued anti-piracy operations in Egypt. This is another victory for sports fans, players and clubs of all levels and around the world. The beIN MEDIA GROUP is also determined to continue to support the fight against piracy around the world.We are also pleased to see a development in our partnership with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, and the great benefit that will positively reflect on stakeholders in the sports world as a result of this qualitative process.”

Here are the nine sites closed in this particular operation:

• yalla-shoot.today: Launched in December 2018, yalla-shoot.today has been one of the most popular live football streaming sites in the Arab world, with a total of 125 million visits over the past two years and more than 5 million monthly visits during this period. .

• yalla-shoot-kora.com: Launched in July 2018, yalla-shoot-kora.com has been one of the most popular football streaming sites in the region, averaging over half a million visits per month and a total of 14 .5 million visits over the two years, the last two.

• yalla-shoot-arabia.com: Starting March 2020, another extremely popular live soccer streaming site in the Arab world, with a total of 7.3 million visits, an average of 290,000 monthly visits over the past two years.

• yalla-shoot-arabia.net: Launched in March 2021, yalla-shoot-arabia.net has been one of the most popular live football streaming sites in the region, with a total of 7.511 million visits over the past two years and nearly 600,000 monthly visits during this period. .

• hdkoora.com: Launched in early 2018, hdkoora.com is a popular live football streaming site in the region, with an average of nearly 600,000 monthly visits and a total of 11.6 million visitors in the past three year.

• kooora4k.com: Launched in March 2021, it was a soccer streaming site, with a total of 5,000 hits over the past two years.

• korawatch.com, kooralive-online.com and alqnassport.com: The sites were launched in March 2021, and both korawatch.com and kooralive-online.com were live football streaming sites.

All sites reached users in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Tunisia, as well as the US and Arabic-speaking viewers around the world. These sites also attracted nearly 166 million visitors over the past two years through sports and entertainment sites that provide live content, providing a common source for consumers to view sports content illegally.

beIN joined the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment in April 2021 and has so far been able to achieve many milestones for the Global Alliance Against Piracy. In June, beIN and the coalition helped take down another 18 of the biggest illegal live sports piracy sites in Cairo:

• goalarab.com
• yalla-shoot-7sry.com
• yalla-shoot.us
• yallashoot-news.com
• kooora4star.com
• matchkoora.com
• goal-cairo.net
• al3in.news
• goalarab.live
• new-yalla-shoot.com
• yalla-shoot.net
• yallashootnew.com
• yalla-live.us
• livehd7.today
• tab3live.us
• yalla-live-new.com
• yalla-shoot.club
• kora.lmsthnan.com

As one of the top providers of sports and entertainment content in more than 40 regions around the world, beIN MEDIA GROUP has joined the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment as part of its ongoing efforts to eradicate global content piracy. The daily piracy of sports software and content remains a real threat to the licensed services market.

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