BeIN Sports

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 […]

BeIN Sports takes lion’s share of World Cup rights for France

BeIN Sports France has announced that it has secured rights to football 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The broadcaster is sharing the rights with commercial broadcaster TF1, which has also announced its plans for World Cup coverage alongside plans to cover the Women’s World Cup and the Confederations […]

Telefónica strikes football deal with Mediapro

Telefónica has struck a €2.4 billion deal with broadcaster Mediapro that will enable it to offer a full complement of Spanish La Liga football and also enable it to offer European Champions League football to its customers. The deal means that Telefónica will be able to distribute European matches, currently shown on Mediapro’s BeIN Sports […]

Spanish consumer groups slam Mediapro’s TotalChannel

A range of Spanish consumer groups have filed a complaint with the country’s industry ministry over interruptions and poor service on Catalan broadcaster Mediapro’s TotalChannel OTT service, which provides coverage of Champions League football. The Asociación de Internautas (AI), the Unión de Consumidores de Cataluña (UCC), the Asociación pro Derechos Civiles, Económicos y Sociales (ADECES), […]

beIN takes control of Asia channels

Sports channel operator beIN Media has taken full control of its channels in Asia. The channels group has bought out its former joint venture partner, giving it full ownership of the beIN Sports services in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The nets launched in the region in 2013 and were previously run as […]