Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Media Group has signed a new extension contract with the Premier League for the period 2022-2025 in the MENA region. BeIN Sports networks in Africa and the Middle East will show all 380 Premier League matches exclusively across 24 countries every season, on television and digital platforms. BeIN Sports will cover the EPL games live in English and Arabic languages, in high definition. The deal, which is reported to be worth $500 million, is said to reflect the reduced fees caused by content piracy issues in Saudi Arabia.
Bein Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the 2022 World Cup in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. BeIN’s agreement with FIFA grants the network access to all 64 matches live on its multiple pay-TV platforms. The line-up includes the broadcaster’s linear television channels and OTT service beIN Sports Connect for live streams and on-demand games. All 2022 World Cup matches on beIN Sports are expected to be in high definition and complemented by pre- and post-match shows, analysis, match highlights, full replays, magazine shows, and more. Shortly before the start of the tournament, beIN announced the introduction of a free-to-air channel that would air 22 matches live without any cost, to celebrate the arrival of the World Cup in the Arab world.
beIN Sports has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the CONMEBOL 2021 Copa América competition for the Middle East and North Africa. beIN’s live match coverage of the 2021 Copa América commences with the competition’s opening tie between Brazil and Venezuela and will run through the final.
Additional key features for the 2021 Copa América competition include live-streaming as well as previews, matchday highlights, and postgame reactions, plus daily dedicated programs for bonus coverage and content. Coverage will be provided in both English and Arabic.
beIN Sports has retained the multi-platform broadcast rights for Italy's Serie A for the 2018-19 to 2020-21 season cycle. beIN Sports will be the exclusive Arabic language Serie A broadcaster in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region).
Pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. The matches will be aired both live and as full replays in 24 countries across the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. In addition to television coverage, Club World Cup matches and highlights will be available to stream on beIN Connect – the Qatar-based network’s over-the-top (OTT) service accessible to subscribers online and on mobile devices.