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Following a petition from Mediapro, Spanish police have raided a shop in Madrid that is suspected of selling pirate beIN Sports decoders.

bein laligaAccording to Mediapro, which manages beIN channels in Spain, the shop faces charges for a suspected crime against intellectual property and communication laws.

Inside the shop, police found 26 set-top boxes altered to enable pirate access to beIN’s premium pay-TV football channel. The shop’s administrator was arrested and released after questioning.

The shop’s catalogue “offers products like beIN Sports cards and decoders, both online and in its physical shop in Madrid, as well as pirate subscriptions, which means unauthorised use of the beIN Sports brand, of which Mediapro is the only manager in Spain,” said Mediapro in a statement.

Three months ago, the Barcelona-based company managed to close Rojadirecta, Spain’s largest sports streaming platform.