beIN Sports (Australian TV network)

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beIN Sports Australia and New Zealand
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017.
Launched 1 November 2007
Network beIN Sports
Owned by beIN Media Group
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
Country Australia
New Zealand
Language English
Broadcast area Australia
New Zealand
Formerly called Setanta Sports Australia (prior to 24 November 2014)
Sister channel(s) beIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Spain
Website www.beinsports.com/au/
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel (Australia) beIN Sports 1 HD (channel 513)
beIN Sports 2 HD (channel 514)
beIN Sports 3 HD (channel 515)
Sky (New Zealand) BeIN Sports 1 HD (Channel 266)
beIN Sports 2 HD (Channel 267)
BeIN Pop-Up 1 (Channel 268)
BeIN Pop-Up (Channel 269)
Cable
Foxtel (Australia) beIN Sports 1 HD (channel 513)
beIN Sports 2 HD (channel 514)
beIN Sports 3 HD (channel 515)
IPTV
FetchTV (Australia) beIN Sports 1 HD (channel 117)
beIN Sports 2 HD (channel 118)
beIN Sports 3 HD (channel 119)
Streaming media
beIN Sports Connect Watch live (Australia)
Watch live (New Zealand)
Foxtel Play website

beIN Sports Australia and New Zealand is a sports television network operating in Australia available to homes and businesses across Australia and New Zealand. The network started life in 2007 as Setanta Sports Australia which was part of the Setanta Sports Group of television channels that operate around the world.

In late 2014, Setanta Sports Australia was acquired by the beIN Media Group, a subsidiary of Al Jazeera Media Network. As a result, on 24 November 2014, the channel was rebranded as beIN Sports.[1][2]

beIN Sports Australia provides a range of international sport specialising in football, Rugby Union, tennis and European handball. beIN Sports Australia's broadcast rights include FA Community Shield (also in NZ), Capital One Cup (also in NZ), Football League Championship (also in NZ), Ligue 1 (also in NZ), German Bundesliga (also in NZ), La Liga (also in NZ), Italian Serie A, SPFL (also in NZ), RBS 6 Nations and European Rugby Champions Cup, Major League Soccer and WTA. beIN Sports New Zealand provides the football coverage only.

On 14 May 2016, beIN Sports Australia expanded from one to three channels, with all available in HD. Previously, only one channel was available and only in SD. For Foxtel customers, all three channels became available at no additional cost as part of the sports pack, where previously the single channel was an add-on at an additional cost.

Programming

Football

beIN Sports football rights include:

Rugby Union (AUS only)

beIN Sports Australia rugby rights include:

Tennis (AUS only)

beIN Sports Australia tennis right include:

  • WTA Tour
  • Davis Cup
  • Fed Cup

Handball (AUS only)

beIN Sports Australia handball right include:

  • 2017 World Championships
  • 2017 Women's World Championships

Motorsports (AUS only)

beIN Sports Australia Motorsports right include:

Availability

beIN Sports Australia and New Zealand channels are available on all the major pay-TV home platforms in Australia: Foxtel and Fetch TV and New Zealand Sky.

On 31 March 2016 it was announced that beIN Sports would be available as part of the Foxtel sports package at no extra cost from 15 May 2016, consisting of 3 HDTV channels.[3] This was brought forward by one day, to 14 May, to allow Foxtel sports subscribers to see the final day of the 2015-16 La Liga season, with Barcelona and Real Madrid separated by only one point at the top of the table.

See also

References

  1. ^ Hilliard, Mark (14 August 2014). "Setanta SPORTS Australia set to be sold to Al Jazeera". The Irish Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Vojdinoski, Clint (16 October 2014). "Bein Sport Close Setanta Australia Deal". Sports Business Insider. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ Smithies, Tom. "Foxtel signs football deal with beIN Sports now available to all subscribers within sports package". Foxsports.com.au. Fox Sports. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • beIN Sports Connect
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