Category: beIN SPORTS

El Clásico on beIN SPORTS boosted by OTT viewing numbers

Viewing numbers for the first el Clásico of the 2018/19 season between Barcelona and Real Madrid have been boosted by digital numbers. As soccer fans continue to watch games on devices instead of television more than ever before, the viewing numbers for smartphones, tablets and over-the-top (OTT) devices are becoming more important than ever before. While the TV viewing audience for el Clásico averaged 544,359 viewers on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español combined, beIN SPORTS generated an additional 383,000 streams on the premiere of El Clásico across beIN SPORTS Connect platforms such as web, mobile apps and Roku. ... Read more

No beIN SPORTS on DIRECTV or Comcast? No problem. Watch el Clásico

With beIN SPORTS no longer available on DIRECTV, Comcast Xfinity or DIRECTV NOW, the number of choices available to watch this Sunday’s el Clásico has been reduced for soccer fans in the United States. As of press time, there have been zero updates about the situation between beIN SPORTS, DIRECTV and Comcast since our interview with a beIN SPORTS executive in September. At this stage, it looks very unlikely that a deal will be struck between beIN SPORTS and DIRECTV anytime soon. And it appears even less likely that beIN SPORTS will return to Comcast anywhere in the near future. ... Read more

beIN SPORTS will not be bullied by US media giants, says exec

Facing a difficult situation in their six-year history as a broadcaster in the United States, beIN SPORTS is adamant that they’re not going away even though AT&T and Comcast recently dropped the channels from their TV programming. Speaking to World Soccer Talk, beIN SPORTS’ deputy managing director for the U.S. and Canada Antonio Briceño had strong words regarding the situation that has left beIN SPORTS removed from the number one cable TV provider Comcast Xfinity and the number one satellite provider DIRECTV. “We will not be bullied by any company,” he said. “We have 100% of support from our shareholders ... Read more

No beIN SPORTS on DIRECTV? Watch La Liga via these alternatives

Soccer fans should be fuming mad that both DIRECTV and Comcast Xfinity have decided not to renew their agreements with beIN SPORTS to carry the home of La Liga on US television. Thankfully, there are other options to get your LaLiga and beIN SPORTS fix. 1) fuboTV Out of all of the legal streaming solutions available, the one that we recommend the most is fuboTV — for three reasons. One, fuboTV includes beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espanol and beIN SPORTS Connect so you can access all 100% of LaLiga games. Two, fuboTV includes a DVR with 30 hours of storage ... Read more

beIN SPORTS in danger after being dropped by DIRECTV and U-Verse

In a downward spiral that’s quickly resembling what happened to GolTV and how they were practically wiped off the map by the largest TV distributors in the United States, beIN SPORTS is in danger of becoming a niche broadcaster after DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse this week removed them from their channel lineups. The news comes on the heels of Comcast Xfinity dropping beIN SPORTS almost one month ago with no apparent resolution on the horizon. Prior to the beIN SPORTS channels being removed from these TV providers, the English-language beIN SPORTS channel was in approximately 22 million homes in the ... Read more

beIN SPORTS channels return to Verizon Fios in time for new soccer seasons

The wait is over for Verizon Fios customers who subscribe to beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The two sports channels that feature LaLiga, Ligue 1 and the Turkish Super Lig are now back on Verizon Fios after a carriage dispute was resolved on Friday evening. For soccer fans, the timing couldn’t be better as the new season of Ligue 1 returns to action this weekend, while the new LaLiga season is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 17. The agonizing 9-day blackout of beIN SPORTS on Verizon Fios was due to a disagreement between Verizon and beIN ... Read more

Verizon Fios removes beIN SPORTS from its programming

In the space of 24 hours, beIN SPORTS has been removed from Comcast Xfinity and Verizon Fios in carriage disputes between the TV providers and US-based sports network that broadcasts LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Turkish Super Lig. beIN SPORTS was given a deadline of midnight on Wednesday to reach a deal with Verizon Fios, but as of Thursday morning, beIN SPORTS has been removed from Fios. According to Verizon Fios, “We have given beIN SPORTS a reasonable offer that is in line with the marketplace to continue providing their channels to you. Unfortunately, they have rejected our offer, and demanded ... Read more

Comcast Xfinity removes beIN SPORTS ahead of new soccer seasons

Subscribers to beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español will no longer be able to access those channels on Comcast Xfinity due to a dispute between both parties. According to a statement by beIN SPORTS, “This announcement comes four months after beIN SPORTS was forced to file a carriage complaint against Comcast due to violating program carriage rules and the non-discrimination condition attached with the FCC’s approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal. The network took legal action to ensure beIN SPORTS content is made available to the largest possible audience of fans, in line with the position of other major ... Read more