BeIN Sports (U.S. TV network)

BeIN Sports USA (generally referred to in the United States as simply BeIN Sports) is an American pay television sports network that primarily airs top level football, featuring exclusive coverage of La Liga and Ligue 1, along with content from other leagues in Europe. In addition, BeIN Sports airs matches from such sports as rugby, auto racing, handball, motorcycle racing, tennis and volleyball.

BeIN Sports
Logo of the network starting January 1, 2017
LaunchedAugust 2012
NetworkBeIN Sports
Owned bybeIN Media Group
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Spanish
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Sister channel(s)BeIN Sports MENA
BeIN Sports France
BeIN Sports Canada
BeIN Sports Australia
BeIN Sports Spain
Websitewww.beinsports.com/us/
Availability
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 392 & 9611
Channel 871 (Spanish audio track enabled)
Channel 873 (BeIN Sports en Español)
Cable
Available on some cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
IPTV
Verizon FiOSChannel 596 (HD)
Channel 1538 (BeIN Sports en español)
Streaming media
Sling TVIPTV
FuboTVIPTV
BeIN Sports ConnectOTT

History

BeIN Sports USA launched on the satellite provider DirecTV on August 16, 2012, coinciding with the start of the European football leagues 2012–13 season. beIN launched on the satellite Dish network the following day before being added to cable giant Comcast on September 6, 2012. Verizon FiOS added BeIN Sports in March 2013.

In 2016, BeIN Sports reached a deal with Conference USA to carry select football, basketball, baseball, and softball games. Also in 2016, BeIN Sports began showing matches from the North American Soccer League.

In August 2018, several major television providers dropped the network, including AT&T (both DirecTV and U-verse), Verizon Fios, and Xfinity.[1]

In October 2018, the WTA Tour returned its broadcast rights back to Tennis Channel. Its contract with BeIN (as part of a wider international deal) was criticized by fans for limiting the reach of its events, citing inconsistent and intermittent scheduling due to conflicts with international soccer, and decreasing carriage.[2][3][4][5]

Programming

European football

Other football

Tennis

College

Motorsport

Gaelic Games

Professional Wrestling

Personalities

References

  1. ^ Lafayette, Jon. "AT&T Drops beIN Sports From Channel Lineup". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (January 11, 2017). "Looking to Watch Women's Tennis? For Now, Good Luck". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "WTA signs TV deal with BeIN". SportsPro Media. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ October 2; 2018. "Tennis Channel Acquires Rights To 46 Overseas WTA Tournaments". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (October 1, 2018). "New Deal Brings More Women's Tennis to Tennis Channel". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Svenska Cupen Live Streaming and TV Listings, Live Scores, Fixtures, Results, Tables, Videos, News :: Live Soccer TV". www.livesoccertv.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
BeIN Sports

beIN Sports ( BEE-in) is a global network of sports channels owned and operated by beIN Media Group. Its Chairman is Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and its CEO is Yousef Al-Obaidly. beIN currently operates channels in the Middle East & North Africa, France, Spain, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

In France, where beIN Sports was launched for the first time, it holds the rights to broadcast major football tournaments, including Ligue 1, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and the European Football Championship. In Spain operated by Mediapro, holds the rights to La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, from July 2015.

In the United States and Canada, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast La Liga, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey (excluding the final), CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, Copa Libertadores and Football League Championship matches and Real Madrid TV, in addition to the major motorcycle road racing championships (MotoGP, World Superbike, MotoAmerica). It launched two channels in the United States (English and Spanish), in August 2012, followed by a full channel in Canada, on 31 January 2014.

In Indonesia, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast La Liga (until 2019), Ligue 1, Serie A (2013-2016, return in 2018), Football League Championship (2013-2016), Football League Cup (2013-2016), Süper Lig (starts 2017-18 season), A-League (starts 2017-18 season), FFA Cup (starts 2017 season), Superliga Argentina (from 2016-17 season), Copa Argentina (from 2016-17 season), KNVB Cup (from 2017-18 season), CAF World Cup Qualifiers, UEFA Champions League (2015-2018), UEFA Europa League (2015-2018), Bundesliga (2013-2015), Major League Soccer (MLS), and with MP & Silva partnership broadcasting Premier League until 2019, in addition to the major racing championships (DTM (2013, return in 2016) and World Rally Championship (starts 2017 season) and more. In Malaysia, beIN Sports offers comprehensive coverage of European Football Leagues including La Liga, Ligue 1 and more.

In Hong Kong, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer (MLS), Football League Championship (2013-2016), Football League Cup (2013-2016), A-League (starts 2017-18 season), FFA Cup (starts 2017 season), Superliga Argentina (from 2016-17 season), Copa Argentina (from 2016-17 season), KNVB Cup (starts 2017-18 season), UEFA Champions League,UEFA Europa League and more. In Thailand, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast Premier League (until 2019), La Liga (until 2019), Serie A, Ligue 1, MLS, UEFA Champions League (2015-2018), UEFA Europa League (2015-2018), Süper Lig (starts 2017-18 season), A-League (starts 2017-18 season), FFA Cup (starts 2017 season), Superliga Argentina (from 2016-17 season), Copa Argentina (from 2016-17 season), KNVB Cup (starts 2017-18 season) and more.

In Australia, the channel was launched in late November 2014, following the acquisition of Setanta Sports Australia which was rebranded as beIN Sports. beIN Sports Australia holds the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League (2015-2018), UEFA Europa League (2015-2018), EFL Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa Libertadores and RBS Six Nations. On 14 March 2016, beIN Sports Australia expanded from one to three channels, all in HD, and as of 15 May 2016 has been made available to all Foxtel sport pack subscribers, rather than the original add-on cost for a single SD channel. Fetch subscribers still only have access to beIN Sports 1, which is an add-on cost each month.

beIN Connect, also known as beIN Sports Connect, is a subsidiary over-the-top content (OTT) service started in 2014. It allows users to watch live and on-demand video content from a Mac, Windows PC, mobile phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 via a broadband or Wi-Fi internet connection. On-demand content comprises sports highlights, movies, and TV shows. beIN CONNECT is available as a paid service in France, Spain, United States, Canada, Turkey (in 2017), Asia-Pacific (in 2017) and the MENA region.

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