beIN Sports extends US Open deal for five years

The United States Tennis Association has renewed beIN Sports’ exclusive broadcasting rights to air the US Open Tennis Championships in the MENA region for a further five years. The new deal will see beIN Sports broadcast the tennis tournament until 2027 with Arabic and English language coverage. The Qatar-based broadcaster has held the exclusive rights […]

BeIN teams up with Synamedia to enhance user experience

Qatar-based sport and entertainment broadcaster beIN Group has tapped  tech specialist Synamedia to improve its subscribers’ viewing experience with new, immersive capabilities that boost viewer engagement across 24 countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA). One of the new features allows sports fans to watch two live matches simultaneously on a single screen which […]

beIN Sports secures Bundesliga rights across Asia-Pacific

The Qatar-based pay TV operator beIN Sports has secured the broadcasting rights for the next three seasons of the Bundesliga across the Asia-Pacific region. beIN SPORTS will show the German football league across a total of 10 territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Programming on beIN […]

BeIN channels off Etisalat’s eLife TV after pair fail to strike deal

BeIN Media’s channels will no longer be available on e&-owned UAE operator Etisalat’s platform after the pair failed to strike terms, e& has announced. Customers of Etisalat’s eLife TV offering are to receive a monthly discount on their subscriptions to take account of the reduced content offering, starting today. eLife TV customers also have the […]

beIN Media Group join forces with Google Cloud to drive digital transformation

Sports and entertainment broadcaster, beIN Media Group, has partnered with Google Cloud to drive the digital transformation of Qatar’s media and broadcast industry. The collaboration is part of Google Cloud’s Doha cloud region launch, The deal is an extension of the Qatar Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Google Cloud framework agreement for […]

Ooredoo renews deal with beIN Media Group

Qatar telco Ooredoo has struck a renewed deal with sports and entertainment broadcaster beIN Media Group to deliver Global Media network connectivity between its two main media hubs in Doha and France. The two companies have worked together since 2014, Ooredoo has built a media network customised to carry broadcast grade video content between beIN’s […]

beIN Media Group launches 4K UHD channel

Sports and entertainment broadcaster, beIN Media Group, has teamed up with Cognacq-Jay Image and Synamedia to launch a 4K UHD channel on its OTT platform, beIN Connect. With the support of the digital specialist Cognacq-Jay Image and utilising Synamedia Quortex’s just-in-time processing, the 4K UHD channel was launched to subscribers in the Middle East and […]

beIN launches TOD streamer

beIN has unveiled its new streaming service for the MENA region. The platform, TOD, will provide access to more than 10,000 hours of premium Arabic, Turkish, international, blockbuster, and children’s entertainment content, along with a range of new originals and beIN Sports’ leading rights portfolio. TOD is available in three different packages; “Entertainment”; “Sports”; and […]

WTO rules beoutQ is run by Saudi Arabia putting Newcastle takeover in doubt

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said that pirate outfit beoutQ is run by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following a years-long campaign from broadcasters and sports leagues across the world. According to The Guardian, the WTO is scheduled to publish a final 130-page report on its investigation in mid-June which rules that the Saudi […]

Free, Virgin Media and BeIN Sports unveil new coronavirus offers

French service provider Free, the UK’s Virgin Media and MENA pay TV operator BeIN Sports are among the latest pay TV operators to make free and added-value offerings available as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Free has extended an offering of free-to-view kids channels until the end of April and has extended and has […]

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