BeIN Media Group


TMSF completes sale of Digitürk to BeIN Media Group

Turkey’s Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has completed the sale of pay TV operation Digitürk to Qatar’s BeIN Media Group. Digitürk was 53.3% owned by Çukurova Holdinga snd 46.7% owned by private equity group Providence Equity. Digitürk has an estimated 3.5 million subscribers. The sale price has not been disclosed by is reported to be […]

CBeebies to make Middle East and North Africa debut

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies […]

beIN Media buys Miramax

The fast-growing Qatar-based beIN Media Group has bought US studio Miramax. The deal, financial details of which were not disclosed, hands beIN 100% of the LA-based Miramax, which has been on the block since last year. Shareholders cashing out include Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital, who led a takeover of the studio six years […]

Discovery strikes deals with beIN and OSN

Discovery has announced a raft of carriage deals for its channels in the MENA region, adding six to the fledgling entertainment service from beIN, and two new brands to longstanding platform operator OSN. The beIN pay TV service branched out from sport and launched its entertainment line-up last November. It has added six Discovery services, […]

Turner strikes exclusive MENA deal with beIN Media

Turner has formed a strategic partnership with Qatar’s beIN Media Group that will see Turner channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, HLN and CNN HD distributed exclusively via beIN Media’s DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa. beIN Media said that the deal, which comes into effect this month, would strengthen its entertainment offering. […]

BeIN Media in ‘biggest output deal’ with Italia Film International

Qatar-based pay TV provider BeIN Media Group has signed a five-year multi-million dollar output deal with Italia Film International, whereby beIN will acquire over 600 movie titles from studios including Disney. Italia Film International is the exclusive distributor of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucas Films movies in the Middle East, and also has exclusive distribution […]

BeIN Media boosts entertainment ambitions with Front Row deal

Al Jazeera-owned BeIN Media Group has signed a first-run output deal with Middle East film distributor Front Row Entertainment as it continues to diversify its offering an up its portfolio of entertainment content. The five-year deal will see BeIN Media acquired rights to titles including It Follows, Snowden, Deephan and Free Fire. Front Row managing […]

BeIN Media reportedly close to buying Digitürk

Al Jazeera-owned BeIN Media Group, which operates the sports networks of the same name, is in advanced talks to buy Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk, according to Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the talks. Reuters reported that the talks are at an advanced state but have not yet been finalized, with the possibility that […]