BeIN Media

BeIN Media Group secures exclusive ECB deal, plans cricket channel

BeIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights to broadcast England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) content in the MENA region and will launch a dedicated cricket channel next year. The Qatar-based pay TV operator, which has been under pressure of late because of the regional boycott of Qatar by a number of neighbouring states, has […]

BeIN secures Australian cricket deal

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media Group has struck a deal with Cricket Australia to bring cricket to its BeIN Sports service for the first time. According to the company, the deal is the biggest ever cricket board rights deal for the region and will bring the best of Australian and international cricket to a […]

Spanish BeIN Connect app on Hisense TVs

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro’s online platform BeIN Connect will now be available via Hisense smart TVs after the pair signed a deal certifying the BeIN Connect app for Hisense TVs. BeIN Connect said that the move was in line with its policy of porting its app to new devices, enabling users to connect to the platform. […]

beIN Media agrees new three-year security deal with Irdeto

Pay TV network beIN Media has agreed a new three-year deal with digital security specialists Irdeto. beIN will be use Irdeto’s conditional access solution and security services to deliver live sports and entertainment content to customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “As a growing brand providing premium content across the MENA […]

BeIN Media secures raft of CBS content

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media has struck a new multiplatform licensing deal with CBS Studios International, giving it access to a raft of CBS and CW programming. The deal means that BeIN Media channels will broadcast CBS series including Macgyver, The Good fight, Bull, Salvation and The Late, Late Show with James Corden […]

BeIN Media digital chief leaving

BeIN Media’s director of digital, Olivier Dufour, is leaving the company after five years to return to independent consultancy. “I am leaving #beIN after 5 thrilling years, with exceptional team. Now sharing vision & expertise as consulting with industry leaders,” Dufour said in a Tweet announcing his departure.  Dufour was charged with delivering BeIN Sports […]

BeIN Media adds new VOD services and channels

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has added multiple on-demand service and seven new channels to its offering. The video-on-demand services include a Box Office channel that will showcase Hollywood movies and include subscription and transactional options. BeIN said it would also offer comprehensive catch-up TV functionality. The operator has on-demand deals in place with […]

Globecast hires BeIN Media exec as technology chief

Media services outfit Globecast has named BeIN Media Group technical director Sylvain Merle as its new chief technology officer, effective immediately. In his role as CTO, Merle will take on responsibility in ensuring that the company’s technical and economic approach with clients is aligned with the latest industry developments. Prior to working for Middle East […]

OSN revamps offering with flexible packages as competition bites

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has revamped its offering with new packs and new price points in the wake of an extensive customer research project across 40,000 homes in the region. The new services will be made commercially available from tomorrow. The company is offering customers a choice of new sports, movies and entertainment […]

BeIN Media opens retail outlets across UAE

Qatar-based Middle East pay TV and media group BeIN Media has opened six retail outlets in the UAE, the home territory of its rival OSN, with plans to extend its retail presence to Abu Dhabi and further locations in Dubai in the next couple of months. The operator’s first six retails outlets are in the […]

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