BeIN Media

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 […]

BeIN launches 360° video

Middle East pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media has begun publishing a range of 360° video content on its website. The operator said that the move was designed to enable sports fans to enjoy a stadium-like-experience, manoeuvring in every direction within the stadium. The company said it planned to add more 360° videos in the future. […]

beIN Media hails Instagram milestone

Middle East pay TV broadcaster beIN Media Group’s sports Instagram following has passed the two million mark, according to the company. According to the group, the beIN Sport Instagram account is now number one in the MENA region and number two globally in terms of its following. The account was launched in January 2014.

New kids channel and sports deal for beIN

Studio 100 and beIN Sports are launching a new kids channel, beJunior, while beIN Media is also rolling out three HD sports nets on Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. The beJunior service will target viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, with producer and distributor Studio 100 partnering with Qatari-owned beIN. The kids channel […]

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 […]

beIN Media launches new movies channel

Qatar-based pay TV group beIN Media has launched a new movie channel, beIN Movies 3, dedicated to popular and award-winning Hollywood content. The movie is the latest in a series of forays into the entertainment space by beIN Media. The group has also announced that Turner’s Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, HLN and CNN HD channels […]

BeIN Sports takes lion’s share of World Cup rights for France

BeIN Sports France has announced that it has secured rights to football 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The broadcaster is sharing the rights with commercial broadcaster TF1, which has also announced its plans for World Cup coverage alongside plans to cover the Women’s World Cup and the Confederations […]

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 takes control of Asia channels

Sports channel operator beIN Media has taken full control of its channels in Asia. The channels group has bought out its former joint venture partner, giving it full ownership of the beIN Sports services in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The nets launched in the region in 2013 and were previously run as […]

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