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BeIN Sports takes lion’s share of World Cup rights for France

Yousef Al-Obaidly

Yousef Al-Obaidly

BeIN Sports France has announced that it has secured rights to football 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The broadcaster is sharing the rights with commercial broadcaster TF1, which has also announced its plans for World Cup coverage alongside plans to cover the Women’s World Cup and the Confederations Cup. 

BeIN Sports said that would be the only broadcaster to offer all 64 games from each competition, including 36 on an exclusive basis.

“We are pleased to continue to provide our subscribers with the best international football. Since its creation, beIN Sports broadasts the most important and greatest sport competitions and the FiFA World Cups are the pinnacle of international sports events. We are once again delivering our promise to offer beIN Sports subscribers in France an unparalleled package of premium sport content and share with fans the best emotions,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group and president of beIN Sports.