Category: beIN SPORTS

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

beIN SPORTS World Cup TV coverage: Everything you need to know

For the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beIN SPORTS will be producing a significant amount of original World Cup content even though the US broadcaster won’t have the rights to televise the games themselves. World Cup Coverage FAQs: FOX | Telemundo | Univision | BBC | ESPN Here’s a run down of what beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español will be broadcasting: Decision 2026 A special beIN SPORTS presentation offering live updates and reactions to FIFA’s decision on whether the 2026 World Cup will be awarded to the united bid of USA, Mexico and Canada or Morocco. • Timing: 6:00 AM ... Read more

beIN SPORTS to televise World Cup 2026 Vote on Wednesday

beIN SPORTS will broadcast a live show on Wednesday, June 13 that will feature live updates and reactions to FIFA’s decision on whether 2026 World Cup will be awarded to the united bid of USA, Mexico and Canada or Morocco. The coverage, which begins at 6am ET on beIN SPORTS, will feature analysts and reports from Moscow. The broadcast will be hosted by Kay Murray and Jeremy St. Louis. And, impressively, beIN SPORTS will have three hours of coverage (from 6am to 9am ET). beIN SPORTS will follow up with a special episode of The Xtra from Noon-1pm ET as ... Read more

beIN SPORTS scores 1.4 million viewers for Barca-Real Madrid el Clásico

The first el Clásico of 2018 featuring Barcelona and Real Madrid averaged 1.4 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español on US television this past Sunday. The exciting 2-2 draw was watched by 1,057,992 viewers on beIN SPORTS en Español combined with 342,372 viewers who tuned in to watch the game on the English-language beIN SPORTS channel. The combined total viewers was 1,400,364. With commentaries from Phil Schoen/Ray Hudson (English-language) and Jose Hernandez/Pablo Marino (Spanish-language), the viewing number was far greater than the 845,000 viewers who watched the game in December 2017. In addition to the commentaries ... Read more

LaLiga TV ratings surge as 750,000 watch Barcelona-Atleti game on beIN SPORTS

Sunday’s LaLiga game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid saw a huge surge in viewership on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States as soccer fans tuned in to see who would gain the advantage in Spain’s top flight league. The live broadcast of Barcelona-Atletico Madrid beat all Spanish-language sports games on Sunday with 539,000 viewers tuning in to watch the Spanish-language broadcast of the game. Plus, 185,000 viewers watched the English-language broadcast on beIN SPORTS. The total of 752,000 viewers is far greater than what LaLiga games are accustomed to in the United States especially considering ... Read more