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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 piracy ring

French police have broken up a Rennes-based piracy ring that was operating about 20 sites under an overarching platform named 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 […]

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 […]

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