BeIN Sports

Canal+ mulls options as competition watchdog rejects BeIN Sports deal

France’s competition watchdog has rejected Vivendi-owned Canal+’s plan to become exclusive distributor of the BeIN Sports channels in the country, enabling it market a full complement of French football rights and other sports rights. The pay TV broadcaster said that it would have to “work on other solutions to arrest the losses of the French […]

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.

La Liga for Telecable, but not Euskaltel

Spanish regional cable operator Telecable has secured the rights to distribute Catalan broadcaster Mediapro’s beIN La Liga channel, enabling it to offer coverage of Spanish La Liga and Copa del Rey football matches. However Euskaltel, the other major regional operator, which operates in the Basque Country and which also owns Galician operator R, has indicated it is […]

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 […]

Canal+ confirms five-year exclusive beIN Sports deal

Canal+ has confirmed it is to have an exclusive five-year distribution deal with beIN Sports, following weeks of speculation about such a deal. Canal+ said that the agreement would allow the two players to provide their customers with an improved offering at a time when the TV industry was facing the emergence of new global […]

Canal+ and beIN Sports reportedly set to unveil deal

Canal+ and rival pay TV provider beIN Sports have struck an exclusive distribution agreement that will see the Vivendi-owned operator become the sole distributor of the Qatar-owned service in France, according to French press reports. According to Le Monde, the pair have struck a deal that will see beIN Sports distributed exclusively by Canal+ and […]

Canal+ and beIN Sports reportedly edging to exclusive distribution deal

Vivendi-owned Canal+ and rival beIN Sports are moving towards an agreement based on the exclusive carriage of the Qatar-owned pay TV service by Canal+ or Canalsat rather than an outright purchase, according to a report in Le Monde. According to the paper, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the two sides have or […]

Bolloré confirms talks with beIN Sports to football chiefs

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré and other top executives of the media group met French football leaders on Friday to reassure them that they would not be disadvantaged by a deal between Vivendi and beIN Sports France, according to sports newspaper L’Équipe. Bolloré indicated that talks between the pair were at an advanced stage, without giving […]

Mediapro chief: no exclusivity implied in Telefónica deal

Catalan broadcaster Mediapro’s president Jaume Roures has reportedly told the Spanish competition regulator, the CNMC, that there is no implication of exclusivity in the deal it struck with Telefónica to provide its beIN Sports service to the telco. Mediapro agreed a €2.4 billion deal with Telefónica in January giving the latter the right to air […]