LONDON: Qatari sports broadcaster BeIN has cut more than 100 jobs after the coronavirus pandemic hit services.
Presenters, reporters and technicians are among those axed, Bloomberg reported Monday.
The network, which operates channels across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America, holds the rights to broadcast an array of sports events, leagues and tournaments.
But with much competitive sport on hold or only just getting going again, BeIN is cutting costs.
The move is in line with a demand issued from the tiny emirate’s rulers for state funded entities to reduce spending on non-Qatari staff.
“Broadcasters around the world are making incredibly difficult decisions in order to survive – and BeIN is not immune,” a BeIN spokesperson said.
Earlier, reports said pilots at Qatar Airways would be among those losing their jobs as part of cut backs.