beIN says it is starting a "limited redundancy programme" to shield the business.
beIN Media Group has made more than 100 staff redundant last week owing to Covid-19 leading to deteriorating economic conditions. beIN also laid off 300 staff last year, blaming piracy for its shrinking profits.
A spokesperson from beIN told BroadcastPro ME: “In the context of the enormous and most financially-crippling disruption to the sports and entertainment industry in recent history, broadcasters around the world are making incredibly difficult decisions in order to survive – and beIN is not immune. These forces have been compounded for beIN specifically due to rampant piracy across MENA. As a result, we have started a limited redundancy programme in relation to our MENA business – which will be as limited as possible, while securing our long-term future. It would not be appropriate to say any more at this stage as the consultation remains ongoing.”