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FIFA: Women’s World Cup to reach 1 billion viewers

The upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 from France will reach “up to 1 billion viewers worldwide”, claims the organiser. The tournament is to be broadcast worldwide across a range of operators, including DAZN, BBC and beIN Sports. In a statement, FIFA said that FIFA TV will “provide broadcasters with around 1,700 hours of non-live […]

BeIN Sports secures international South American football rights

Qatar-based pay TV outfit BeIN Media’s BeIN Sports arm has agreed an exclusive broadcast rights deal for South American football. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), FC Diez and BeIN Media  struck a multi-year media rights agreement that will see BeIN Sports exclusively broadcast the Copa Libertadores football tournament across the US, Canada, Australia, New […]

TF1 secures handball deal with BeIN Media

French broadcaster TF1 has struck a deal with pay TV outfit BeIN Sports to acquire the rights to air a number of matches from IHF World Championship handball tournaments from 2019-25, for both men’s and women’s events. TF1 will be the exclusive free-to-air distributor of the Championship, and will air three matches featuring the French […]

BeIN Media secures English Premier League for another three years

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Sports has secured rights to English Premier League football in the region for the three seasons from 2019-22. The deal extends BeIN Sports’ grip on the Premier League and makes the pay TV platform the home Premier League football in MENA for at least the next four years. The […]

Canal+ and BeIN Sports team up for World Cup in 4K UHD

Canal+ and BeIN Sports have teamed up to launch the BeIN Sports 1 4K channel in France, providing 4K UHD coverage of the FIFA World Cup from Russia. The channel will be available for the duration of the tournament, from June 14 until July 15, offering coverage of 56 matches, including the matches of the […]

Vodafone Spain turning away from premium sports

Vodafone España will not carry the BeIN Sports channel that offers Champions League football exclusively in Spain, according to local reports. The move will leave the operator as the only one of the country’s main national platforms not to carry the competition The decision not to carry Mediapro’s BeIN Sports offering marks a significant shift […]

Orient Hontai closes in on Mediapro, CNMC drops football case

Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital is close to finalising the purchase of a majority stake in Spanish broadcaster and production outfit Mediapro, according to local press. Orient expects to finalise the acquisition of stakes held by Torreal, Televisa and Gerad Romy to take a 53.5% stake in Mediapro, which holds the rights to La […]

Altice’s SFR rethinking sports strategy

Altice-owned French service provider SFR is planning a radical rethink of its sports strategy to recoup its investment in premium rights, with a new focus on expanding its OTT TV offering, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, citing an unnamed internal source, SFR is in the process […]

Altice beats BeIN Media to become French home of basketball

Altice has acquired exclusive rights to Euroleague and Eurocup basketball for the next four seasons, beginning this year, for France, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco. Altice has beaten rival BeIN Sports, which held the rights to both competitions for last four years, to cement its hold on basketball in France. Altice will make the tournaments available […]

No FTA matches as Mediapro secures Champions League rights

Spanish free and pay TV broadcaster Mediapro has secured exclusive rights to the Champions League and Europa League football competitions for the next three seasons, and has confirmed that no matches from the Champions League tournament will be available in the country free-to-air from next season. Mediapro will make all matches available on the BeIN […]

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