Category: beIN SPORTS

beIN SPORTS to broadcast Turkish Süper Lig games to viewers in United States

After losing the rights to the EFL Championship and EFL Cup to ESPN, beIN SPORTS will be adding the Turkish Süper Lig to its coverage of world sports, a source has revealed to World Soccer Talk. beIN SPORTS will broadcast one Turkish Süper Lig match per round to viewers in the United States. The 2017/18 Turkish Süper Lig season begins on Friday, August 11. As of press time, beIN SPORTS hasn’t announced which game from gameweek 1 will be shown to viewers in the United States. It’s likely that the game will be made available via beIN SPORTS Connect, which ... Read more

beIN SPORTS out and ESPN/BAMTech in for Championship TV rights

EXCLUSIVE: In a stunning turn of events, BAMTech has acquired the US rights to the English Championship and EFL Cup, and has reached a separate agreement with ESPN to have the live and on-demand matches shown by the Worldwide Leader of Sports. beIN SPORTS will not broadcast the 2017/18 Championship season, and has subsequently removed all of the opening EFL Championship weekend matches from their schedule. According to an ESPN spokesperson, “Beginning August 4, as part of a separate agreement ESPN reached with BAMTech, ESPN will have live and replay coverage of weekly matches from the EFL. Currently, the plan ... Read more

English Championship will remain on beIN SPORTS TV in US after contract renewed

UPDATE: In a dramatic turn of events, beIN SPORTS has lost the rights to the EFL Championship and EFL Cup to ESPN. For all of the details regarding this huge development, read our exclusive story. The 2017/18 Championship season will be televised in the United States on beIN SPORTS after the broadcaster renewed its contract with the English Football League (EFL). The new season of England’s second division kicks off on Friday, August 4 with Sunderland against Derby County, which will be shown live on beIN SPORTS Connect and fuboTV. The weekend action will continue with Fulham-Norwich and Aston Villa-Hull ... Read more

Anti-piracy group warns of risks of watching illegal streams of soccer games

In the last several months, there have been numerous developments by rights holders such as La Liga and the Premier League in their fight to shut down sites and prosecute pirates who are profiting off illegal streams of soccer games. One of the companies who are deploying anti-piracy technology is TMG, who have been appointed to monitor beIN SPORTS’ streaming content globally. “Social networks and user-generated content websites have become straightforward places for fans to share content they don’t actually own the rights for,” said Bastien Casalta, Chief Technology Officer at TMG. In the partnership between TMG and beIN SPORTS, ... Read more

PlayStation Vue not willing to pay fair-market value for beIN SPORTS, says exec

EXCLUSIVE: beIN SPORTS says that the reason why the popular sports network has been removed from the PlayStation Vue platform is due to Sony Interactive Entertainment being unwilling to pay a fair market value for the beIN SPORTS channels that carry La Liga, World Cup qualifying and other popular sports programming. “We’ve certainly made every attempt to renew [the agreement between beIN SPORTS and PlayStation Vue to feature beIN SPORTS channels on the streaming network],” said beIN SPORTS VP of Business Development and Affiliate Sales Roy Meyeringh. “Their decision entirely is based on their desire not to pay fair-market value ... Read more

PlayStation Vue loses beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español

In a big blow to the PlayStation Vue streaming service, the Sony-owned company has dropped beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español from its programming. The removal of beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect goes into effect today (June 8). PlayStation communicated the changes in an e-mail sent to subscribers (see above screengrab). For many soccer fans, beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español are a must-have to watch some of the best soccer from around the world including Real Madrid and Barcelona games in La Liga, CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, Serie A, Ligue Un and ... Read more

Barcelona bumped to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid title-winning game

beIN SPORTS has bumped Barcelona from beIN SPORTS en Español to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid winning the title on Sunday in their match against Malaga. Originally, the Barcelona-Eibar game on Sunday was scheduled to air on beIN SPORTS en Español but on late Thursday afternoon, beIN SPORTS made the decision to push the Barca game to the streaming beIN SPORTS Connect platform in order to show Malaga-Real Madrid on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. With Real Madrid only needing a draw to win the 2016/17 La Liga title, all expectations are that Real ... Read more

CAF Champions League to be broadcast by beIN SPORTS in United States

beIN SPORTS have acquired exclusive rights to show the African Continent’s version of the Champions League in the United States. Fittingly, the 2017 version of the competition sees the Group Stage, which starts this week, expanded from 8 teams to 16 with 4 groups of 4 teams now competing for 8 Quarterfinal places. Unlike other continental cup competitions, most African Champions League matches take place over the weekend with matches played Friday through Sunday (there will be one midweek round June 20-21 this year). The Group Stage kicks off this Friday, May 12 and will conclude July 9. The competition ... Read more