BeIN Media Group


BeIN Media Group branches out into original series with Turkish commission

BeIN Media Group has commissioned its first Turkish original series, with a commitment to launch a number of other original series over the next 12 months. The 13-episode drama series, The Choice, is directed by Uluç Bayraktar and written by Nüket Bıçakçı and Özlem Yücel and starring by Halit Ergenç, Ozan Güven, Aslı Enver, Birce […]

BeIN Media Group to launch MENA Olympic Channel

BeIN Media Group has struck a partnership with the Olympic Channel to air Olympic-themed programming blocks, leading to the launch of a 24/7 linear channel in MENA in November. BeIN Media will initially air an Olympic Channel-branded eight hour programming block on BeIN Sports’ freet-to-air channel today, providing a trailer for the full-time service. Branded […]

Digitürk secures top-tier football rights

BeIN Media Group-owned Turkish pay TV platform Digitürk has secured the rights to Turkish Süper Lig football for the next five seasons with an offer worth close to US$500 million a year. The deal secures for Digitürk a key set of rights that it has held for the past 16 years. The platform will be […]

Magine on target for 100m subscribers in five years

On-demand platform provider Magine is set to be available in 100 countries and on target to reach 100 million subscribers in five years, according to Ambuj Goyal, CEO. Magine has highlighted four recent partnerships with major media companies that will see its ‘TV Superhighway’ platform extend its reach to over 35 markets. Magine now has […]

New Digitürk CEO named

Yousef Al-Obaidly has been named as the new CEO of Digitürk following the Turkish pay TV operator’s acquisition by BeIN Media Group. Al-Obaidly, who played a key role in the launch of BeIN Media and spearheaded the group’s entry into the French market, has been named to head up the Turkish outfit by BeIN Media […]

beIN completes Digiturk acquisition

beIN Media Group has completed its acquisition of Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk from its holding company DP Acquisitions. Announcing the move, beIN Media Group chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, said that the acquisition represents the “largest deal in the history of our group and a major milestone in our global expansion”. The completion means […]

BeIN Media signs Olympics deal with IOC

Middle East free and pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media Group has formalised its deal with the International Olympic Committee to be the exclusive broadcaster in the MENA region for the next four Olympic Games, starting with the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The pair have formally signed a deal agreed last year that see […]

SFR teams up with BeIN Sports as battle with Canal+ gets underway

Altice-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with BeIN Sports to unveil bundled offerings that include its own sports channels and BeIN Sports’ services as part of its Box Power offering for €29.99 a month for the first 12 months. SFR Sport will be available on its own in the Box Starter pack from […]

SFR launches Sport 1, reportedly in talks with BeIN Sport

Altice-owned French operator SFR has unveiled more details about SFR Sport 1, its new channel that will serve as the vehicle for its flagship exclusive coverage of English Premier League football. SFR is also reportedly in talks with BeIN Sport to develop combined offerings. The channel will launch tomorrow as the new Premier League season […]

Scripps gears up for European HGTV launches

Scripps has identified a “substantial opportunity” for HGTV in Europe, and said that the global rollout of the channel is a “key priority”. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, Scripps CEO Kenneth Lowe said that the company would make more announcements about Home and Garden Television in Europe in “the coming months”. This […]