BeIN Sports

beIN SPORTS lands FIM Speedway GP rights in international deal

beIN SPORTS has agreed an international distribution deal with Discovery Sports Events for the FIM Speedway. The broadcaster will broadcast the competition’s 12 races in the US, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Discovery Sports Events, which is the competition’s promoter, said that the agreement with beIN SPORTS is the […]

beIN to broadcast Rugby Sevens across MENA and Australia

beIN Sports has picked up the rights to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and Australia. The deal will run for the remainder of the 2022 Series and the full 2023 Series. It also includes rights to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022.  beIN said that it […]

beIN Sports adds AFC Champions league and AFC Cup rights in MENA

beIN Media Group has extended its broadcast deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).  The expanded deal will see beIN Sports broadcast the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup across the MENA region.  beIN will be the exclusive rights holder in 14 MENA territories including: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, […]

Canal+ forced to continue broadcasting Ligue 1 after losing beIN case

French pay TV broadcaster Canal+ will continue to have to air Ligue 1 football under the terms of a sub-licensing deal with beIN Sports after losing a court case against its partner. Under a ruling of the Versailles court of appeal last Thursday, Canal+ will be forced to honour its contract with beIN, which agreed […]

beIN picks Quortex and Cognacq-Jay Image to power sports streaming in MENA

beIN Media Group has announced partnerships with Quortex and Cognacq-Jay Image to power its sports streaming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Qatar-based media giant said that it will use Quortex’s Just-In-Time solution to stream high quality sports content to its subscriber base in 24 countries across the MENA region. The solution […]

beIN Sports secures international padel rights

Middle East broadcaster beIN Sports is to be the exclusive broadcast partner for Premier Padel, the official global padel tour, across 37 countries across France, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Asia Pacific (APAC), the US, Canada and Turkey. beIN Sports has agreed an initial one-year deal to broadcast the 2022 season with the […]

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 […]

Canal+ and beIN secure piracy-busting injunction to protect Champions League coverage

French broadcasters Canal+ and beIN Sports France have obtained injunctions to prevent themselves against pirate UEFA Champions League broadcasts. The Paris Court of Justice has handed the broadcasters these injunctions to the broadcasters at a time when regulator ARCOM is clamping down on online piracy.  The orders are described as “one of the first of […]

BeIN Sports France hails anti-piracy court ruling

Pay TV outfit beIN Sports France has claimed a significant victory in its fight against illegal theft of content with a court decision requesting the blocking of fraudulent websites previously identified by the channel. As part of the ruling by the Paris Court of Justice and in compliance with France’s new Article L. 333-10 of […]