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CJI and Alpha Networks help provide World Cup to beIN

Media industry for playout, head-end, and digital platforms specialist Cognacq-Jay Image (CJI) and video technology software outfit Alpha Networks have revealed that they supported beIN Media Group in the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Cognacq-Jay Image, as global system integrator for beIN in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, developed […]

beIN Sports secures Coupe de France

beIN Media Group has struck a deal with the French Football Federation (FFF) to broadcast all men’s Coupe de France football matches and a selection of women’s matches until 2026. beIN said the agreement will see the Group’s flagship channel, beIN Sports, continue to provide a platform for French football in more than 30 territories […]

beIN offers 22 live Qatar World Cup games for free to MENA audiences

On the eve of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, beIN Media announced that it will broadcast 22 matches on its free-to-air beIN Sports channel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The free-to-air coverage kicked off with Qatar versus Ecuador, with beIn calling the giveaway “a celebration of the first World Cup […]

La Liga dispute with beIN heads for Spanish courts

An ongoing spat between Spain’s top football league La Liga and sports broadcaster beIN has been taken to the law courts. Last week, La Liga filed an application at a court in Madrid for an interim ruling to freeze beIN’s assets, claiming it was owed €51m in late payments. The court granted the application, accepting […]

beIN Media hails closure of nine more piracy operations

beIN Media Group and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) have reported the closure of nine illegal piracy operations by Egyptian law enforcement. Sixteen Egyptian police officers were involved in the raids and were supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Internal Affairs. These raids resulted in the arrest of the two operators and seizure […]

beIN Media sells Ligue 2 rights to Reddentes for Vietnam

Qatar-based beIN Media Group has struck a deal with Asia-focused sports agency Reddentes Sports giving the latter the broadcasting rights to France’s Football second division in Vietnam. Ligue 2 BKT matches will be shown in Vietnam, in partnership with broadcaster VTVCab for the 2022-23 season, which kicked off at the end of last month. The […]

Egyptian piracy operation shut down by authorities with three arrested

Four high-profile pirate operations in Egypt have been shut down. beIN Media Group, working with the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), have praised the shutdown of four major illegal live sport operators in Cairo:,,, and The four websites were visited by more than 4.8 million users globally in May, with […]

beIN Sports MENA back in running for Serie A rights

BeIN Sports is back in the bidding for MENA rights to Italy’s Serie A after effectively being shut out when the Italian league made a failed attempt to market rights on a country-by-country basis. DTVE understands that beIN Sports MENA has made a bid for Serie A rights for the region that is well below […]

beIN Media to make Women’s Champions League available for free

beIN Media Group is to make coverage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League available as a free-to-air broadcast across all of beIN’s 24 markets in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), both on linear TV and via streaming.  beIN said its announcement, made on International Women’s Day, was the latest in a number of […]

beIN Sports reacts to rejection of Turkish football bid

beIN Sports, owner of Turkish pay TV platform Digitürk, has expressed concern after the Turkish Football Federation, the TFF, failed to accept its bid for the most attractive package of matches for the next three seasons of the top-tier Super Lig. Digitürk’s bid for package 1-a, which comprises the biggest group of matches, was rejected […]

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