Category: beIN SPORTS

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

beIN SPORTS Connect now integrated directly into fuboTV streaming service

fuboTV has now integrated beIN SPORTS Connect directly into its streaming service for fubo Premier customers. Previously, fuboTV subscribers were able to access beIN SPORTS Connect but it required logging in to the fuboTV website, then going to the beIN SPORTS Connect website, authenticating your login and then trying to get it to work on your browser (beIN SPORTS Connect natively doesn’t work on Firefox or Chrome browsers). By integrating beIN SPORTS Connect directly into the fuboTV service, you can watch beIN SPORTS Connect through fuboTV on your Chrome or Firefox browser (or any other browser). Plus, you can see ... Read more

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform. All three games streamed have major implications on the final table. Nottingham Forest faces Ipswich Town in a match where Forest could be relegated even if they win, lose or draw — depending on what happens in the match between Brentford and Blackburn, which will also be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect. Both Forest and Blackburn ... Read more

League One playoff semifinals to be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect

The 2016/17 League One playoffs will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect. That means that supporters of Millwall, Bradford City, Fleetwood Town and Scunthorpe United will be able to watch the crucial games live from the United States. The two leg semi-finals will determine who’ll advance to the League One Playoff final, which will be played on Saturday, May 20 (presumably on beIN SPORTS Connect, but the schedule hasn’t been confirmed for the final as of press time). Whoever wins the League One Playoff final will then get promoted to the Championship. Will it be Millwall, Bradford, Scunthorpe or ... Read more