Qatar


BBC Studios aims for Middle East expansion with BeIN Media deal

BBC Studios is set to develop its partnership with Doha-based beIN Media Group by signing a memo of understanding that establishes a strategic partnership between the two companies, “to explore opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.” The partnership will run for three years from this […]

Formula 1 enters BeoutQ piracy battle

Formula 1 governing body the F1A has entered the dispute between BeIN Media and Saudi Arabia-based pirate streamer BeoutQ, which has targeted its exclusive sports rights by illegally broadcasting content including the World Cup and Champions League football. BeoutQ has been illicitly streaming coverage of Formula 1 motorsports. “It has come to our attention that […]

BeIN Media hails anti-piracy victory in Sweden

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has secured a victory in its battle with piracy following a Swedish court handing prison sentences and fines to three individuals behind Arabic-region pirate outfit Advanced TV Network (ATN). The conviction follows a complaint filed by Nordic antipiracy group Nordic Content Protection in 2016. The trio behind ATN have […]

BeIN Media to distribute sports channels on Etisalat

Qatar-based BeIN Media has struck a deal with UAE service provider Etisalat to distribute its four dedicated sports channels live with coverage of the FIFA World Cup in the UHD format for the first time. The agreement means that Etisalat’s eLife subscribers will be able to view BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from […]

BeIN Media taps Metrological for TV app

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has tapped Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience. The App Store service will be available beIN’s Hybrid Satellite and IP legacy and new OTT set-top boxes for customers in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. Metrological’s product portfolio includes the Metrological App Store and Premium […]

BeIN Media channels back on Du after pair strike deal

Qatar-based BeIN Media Group’s channels have been restored to UAE telecom operator Du’s TV service after a brief absence after the pair were able to strike a last-minute agreement, according to a statement released by the Dubai-based service provider. The agreement comes ahead of BeIN Media’s coverage of the World Cup from Russia in two […]

BeIN Media slams Arabsat over BeoutQ pirate service

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has slammed Arabsat’s sponsorship of today’s MENA Anti-Piracy Conference in Dubai because it claims the Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator is facilitating the transmission of a service that deliberately pirates premium sports transmissions to which it holds the exclusive rights. The service, known as BeoutQ – a clear reference to […]

BeIN Media snatches Indian Premier League cricket in MENA

Middle East pay TV broadcaster BeIN Media Group has further expanded its grip on premium cricket by acquiring the rights to broadcast the Vivo Indian Premier League across the MENA region. The deal means that BeIN Media will have the rights to air what it describes as the most popular Twenty20 cricket league in the […]

BeIN Media Group secures exclusive ECB deal, plans cricket channel

BeIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights to broadcast England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) content in the MENA region and will launch a dedicated cricket channel next year. The Qatar-based pay TV operator, which has been under pressure of late because of the regional boycott of Qatar by a number of neighbouring states, has […]

BeIN secures Australian cricket deal

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media Group has struck a deal with Cricket Australia to bring cricket to its BeIN Sports service for the first time. According to the company, the deal is the biggest ever cricket board rights deal for the region and will bring the best of Australian and international cricket to a […]