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Digital TV Europe launches next Digital Symposium

Digital TV Europe has announced the latest Digital Symposium, focused on content piracy in the post-COVID-19 era. Big changes in the way content is consumed – which have accelerated as result of the COVID-19 pandemic – means that the threat to revenue security is evolving – and possibly growing too. With IP delivery growing rapidly, […]

beIN introduces new UI, channels and subscriber packages for MENA

beIN Media Group has announced the launch of upgraded packages, new channels and a facelift for its STB user interface.  The new packages available across the MENA region promise to provide subscribers with additional benefits, and replace the existing basic, entertainment, sports, premium and elite tiers.  The new tiers include the Together package, which offers […]

beIN Media takes rights to FIFA Club World Cup

beIN Media Group has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 on its beIN Sports channels across 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa. The competition, which kicks off tomorrow, will see six teams compete in two stadiums in beIN’s home territory of Qatar – Ahmad bin […]

OneFootball bags Brazilian FTA Ligue 1 rights

Digital football media company OneFootball will broadcast France’s Ligue 1 for free in Brazil. Interest in Ligue 1 is high in Brazil, with national team superstar Neymar playing for league champions Paris Saint-Germain, along with compatriots Marquinhos and Lucas Paqueta. The FTA deal comes in partnership with BeIN Media Group and was facilitated by sports […]

Bundesliga international rights down 20%

The German Bundesliga has seen a significant decrease to its international TV rights contracts. According to local publication Sponsors, the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) saw the total value of its international broadcast deals drop by €50 million – a decrease of 20% from the €250 million generated for the 2019/20 season. This comes in spite […]

BeIn Sports resumes Serie A coverage following blackout with discount deal

BeIN Sports has reached a truce with Italy’s Serie A following the broadcaster’s refusal to show the league’s matches for a week. The Qatar-based beIN blacked out its coverage of Serie A in the 35 territories in which it holds the broadcast rights – including France and MENA countries – over what it believed to […]

Lyon president suggests LFP sues beIN over international rights

The owner of Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) has reportedly suggested that the French Football League (LFP) take legal action against beIN Media Group over its valuation of the league’s international rights.  According to L’Équipe, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas proposed the idea at a league meeting, with the clubs believed to be unhappy with […]

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 […]