beIN Sports (Arabic)

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beIN Sports MENA
BeIN Sports.png
Launched November 2003
Owned by beIN Media Group
(Al Jazeera Media Network)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Change the game.
Country Qatar
Language Arabic
English
French
Spanish
Broadcast area Middle East and North Africa
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Formerly called Al Jazeera Sport (2003-2013)
Sister channel(s) beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Australia
beIN Sports Spain
Website www.beinsports.com
Availability
Satellite
beIN (MENA)
  • Channels 1–17 (beIN Sports 1–17, HD)
  • Channel 20 (beIN Sports NBA, HD)
  • Channel 21 (beIN Sports, HD)
  • Channel 200 (beIN Sports News, HD)
  • Channel 400 (beIN Sports 4K, UHD)
  • Channels 401–404 (beIN Sports Max 1–4, HD)
Cable
Mozaic TV (Qatar)
  • Channel 600 (beIN Sports HD, SD)
  • Channels 601–605 (beIN Sports 1–5, SD)
  • Channel 620 (beIN Sports NBA, HD)
Streaming media
beIN Connect connect.bein.net/en/

beIN Sports (Arabic: بي إن سبورتس العربية‎) is a group of sports channels based in Doha, Qatar, serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is owned by beIN Media Group, a subsidiary of Al Jazeera Media Network. The channels primarily broadcast in Arabic, but it also offers feeds in English, French, and Spanish,

Formerly known as Al Jazeera Sport, it was re-named beIN Sports in December 2013 to unify it with Al Jazeera's international group of sports networks in the lead-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[1]

In July 2013, the network acquired MENA rights to the Premier League.[2] On 4 September 2017, the IOC announced a partnership with beIN Sports to launch a local linear version of Olympic Channel for MENA on 1 November 2017.[3]


Channels

There are 11 Arabic-language sports channels in the beIN Sports group:

  • beIN Sports HD (free-to-air) (focused in Arabic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 1 (focused in UEFA, AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and FIFA competitions)
  • beIN Sports 2 (focused in English domestic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 3 (focused in Spanish domestic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 4 (focused in Italian domestic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 5 (focused in German domestic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 6 (focused in French domestic football competitions)
  • beIN Sports 7
  • beIN Sports 8
  • beIN Sports 9
  • beIN Sports 10

References

  1. ^ "Al Jazeera Sport rebranded beIN SPORTS". Al Arabiya English. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Al Jazeera Sport Buys English Premier League Soccer TV Rights for Middle East". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Channel announces BeIN tie-up". SportsProMedia. Retrieved 2017-09-05. 

Further reading

  • "Al Jazeera Sport seen as strong player as EPL rights call looms". Al Arabiya. 20 June 2013.

External links

  • Official website


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