BeIN Sports


BeIN Sports Xtra lands on Pluto

Free-to-air channel beIN Sports Xtra has launched on ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV in the US.  The channel initially launched in November 2019 on the Roku Channel, utilising beIN’s existing English and Spanish feed to drive awareness of the brand and content “that would otherwise be crowded out of the live premiere window given the extensive rights […]

Canal+ seals beIN distribution and sublicensing deal

Canal+ and beIN Sports have entered into an exclusive distribution and sublicensing deal. The closed deal is the culmination of talks that were announced in December 2019. Under the agreement, beIN Sports’ premium channels will be offered within Canal+ offers. Canal+ will also be the exclusive distributor of beIN Sports channels to all third-party providers […]

BeIN acquires Florida Cup rights

BeIN Sports has acquired the broadcast rights to the 2020 Florida Cup. The Florida Cup is the state’s largest annual sports and music festival, and will include four football matches between teams from Brazil’s Corinthians and Palmeiras, Colombia’s Atlético Nacional, and the MLS’s New York City FC.  The media rights agreement with the competition will […]

ITV signs free to air La Liga deal

British PSB ITV has signed a deal with La Liga to cover the kick off of the new season. Announced a little more than 24 hours ahead of the season-opener, the broadcaster will present one game from each of the first three match day on ITV4. ITV will also air weekly La Liga highlights throughout […]

beIN Sports renews Nielsen deal

Qatari beIN Sports has signed a long-term national TV measurement agreement with Nielsen.  The deal will see both beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español continue to receive market intelligence and person-level viewing data for both networks.  Antonio Briceño, deputy managing director of beIN SPORTS USA and Canada, said: “Consumers today, especially sports viewers, are […]

French police arrest beinsport-streaming.com piracy ring

French police have broken up a Rennes-based piracy ring that was operating about 20 sites under an overarching platform named beinsport-streaming.com. The Groupe Cybercriminalité de la Section de Recherches de la Gendarmerie Nationale de Rennes led an investigation into the pirate operation following a joint complaint by pay TV operators Canal+, BeIN Sports and RMC […]

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 […]

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