Category: beIN SPORTS

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

el Clásico date and kickoff time confirmed for Barcelona-Real Madrid encounter

The date and kickoff time for the first el Clásico of 2018 between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been finalized. The two giant Spanish clubs will face each other on Sunday, May 6 with a 2:45pm ET kickoff. For soccer fans in the United States, the only place to watch it on television will be beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol. And the later kickoff time will be ideal to give the Miami-based sports TV network a huge boost. In December, beIN SPORTS’ broadcast of el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona was always going to be a struggle ... Read more

beIN SPORTS viewership increases by 9% during 2017

beIN SPORTS grew its overall reach in 2017 by 9%, increasing the total viewers from 71 million in 2016 to 77.2 million in 2017. The 9% increase is impressive considering that the total number of households the English-language network is in has declined during the past twelve months (similar to other TV networks across the United States). As of December 2016, beIN SPORTS was in 23.3 million homes compared to 22 million as of November 2017. While the English-language network saw a drop in number of subscribers, the Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español saw an increase from 18.2 million in ... Read more

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico nets 845,000 viewers on beIN SPORTS

beIN SPORTS’ live coverage of el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona on December 23 averaged 845,000 viewers in the United States across the English-language beIN SPORTS and Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español networks. beIN SPORTS’ December broadcast of el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona was always going to be a struggle due to the exceptionally early kickoff time of 7am ET/4pm PT. In comparison, the April 2017 broadcast averaged 1.6 million viewers on the beIN SPORTS networks, while last summer’s el Clásico Miami netted 1.7 million viewers on ESPN. Thankfully for beIN SPORTS, the May 2018 el Clásico ... Read more

beIN SPORTS will broadcast all of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday

The race to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will go down to the wire on Tuesday night in South America as an incredible six teams still have a chance to qualify for the final three automatic qualification spots. Plus one team will end in a playoff place. The good news for soccer fans in the United States is that all of the final World Cup qualifiers will be available for viewing. The bad news is that all of the games kick off at the same time. All five CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying matches on Tuesday night will have ... Read more

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