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beIN Media launches new movies channel

Yousef Al-Obaidly

Yousef Al-Obaidly

Qatar-based pay TV group beIN Media has launched a new movie channel, beIN Movies 3, dedicated to popular and award-winning Hollywood content.

The movie is the latest in a series of forays into the entertainment space by beIN Media. The group has also announced that Turner’s Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, HLN and CNN HD channels will now be solely available on its pay TV DTH networks in the MENA region, following its recent deal with Turner.

BeIN said it expects significant subscriber growth on the back of this new launch and is scheduled to introduce more entertainment channels of full HD quality by the second quarter of 2016.

The new channel is available to existing subscribers at no additional cost on channel number 52 on the beIN EPG. New subscribers can access the service from a basic subscription fee of US$10 (€9).

“The past few weeks have been packed with a lot of strategic announcements aimed at cementing our position as drivers of premium entertainment content in the region. From the launch of our entertainment portfolio to our collaboration with Turner, we have confidently announced our entry within this space and are gearing up for more niche unveilings that will position us at the top of our game,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group.

“We are determined to keep expanding our sports, movies and entertainment offerings, bringing together the very best in global programming on our network. The response from our subscribers has been very encouraging and we want to carry on entertaining them with access to quality content that appeals to the entire family.”