Category: beIN SPORTS

LaLiga extends US TV rights with beIN SPORTS through 2024

beIN SPORTS has renewed US media TV rights to LaLiga through 2024, according to several sources who confirmed the details to World Soccer Talk. It means that the home of LaLiga in the United States will continue to be on beIN SPORTS (in English) and beIN SPORTS en Español (in Spanish) through May 2024 for what is arguably the best soccer league in the world. beIN SPORTS originally acquired the rights to LaLiga in 2012, and then renewed the rights in 2015 through 2020. With LaLiga in the final year of its current rights deal with beIN SPORTS that was ... Read more

Presenter Kay Murray leaves beIN SPORTS to pursue new opportunities

In the second major departure for beIN SPORTS this summer, presenter Kay Murray has announced she’s leaving the sports network. Speaking to World Soccer Talk, Murray revealed she’s moving to the Northeastern United States to explore new opportunities. While it’s certainly a smart move by Murray, her decision to leave beIN SPORTS is another blow to the broadcaster who continues to suffer the financial impact of not being televised by the two biggest distributors in the United States — Comcast and DIRECTV. Murray’s move, which follows on the heels of fellow presenter Kevin Egan deciding to leave, will leave a hole ... Read more

beIN SPORTS returns to PlayStation Vue streaming service

Sports networks beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español have now returned to the PlayStation Vue streaming service in a boost for the US-based broadcaster. In June 2017, PlayStation Vue stopped streaming beIN SPORTS after a dispute over the fair market value of the network that carries a lot of soccer programming including LaLiga, Ligue 1, Copa Libertadores and more. Now, in time for the return of the 2019/20 European seasons as well as the Africa Cup of Nations tournament that’s currently running, beIN SPORTS is available on the Core package of PlayStation Vue. beIN SPORTS en Español is then ... Read more

Kevin Egan departs beIN SPORTS during challenging times for network

Soccer analyst and presenter Kevin Egan is leaving beIN SPORTS for new opportunities in Atlanta. Speaking exclusively to World Soccer Talk, Egan revealed: “While it’s true that my time in Miami has come to an end, beIN Sports and I have left the door open so that we may work together again. I’ve enjoyed nearly four full seasons with phenomenal competitions and colleagues, and I’m so grateful for my time there. “My family and I will be relocating to Atlanta for personal and professional reasons. I’ve fallen in love with the city of Atlanta, which is now a hotbed for ... Read more

No beIN SPORTS on DIRECTV or Comcast? It’s time to take action

Soccer fans wield more power than many of us realize, but only if we exercise that power. After breaking the story this morning that beIN SPORTS had acquired the rights to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana in the United States, our Twitter account was met with a tirade of soccer fans complaining that they don’t have access to beIN SPORTS. While that may be true if you’re AT&T or Comcast Xfinity subscribers, we soccer fans have an opportunity to use our power to influence change. We face three choices: 1) Grin and bear it, and continue complaining into the ... Read more

Why beIN SPORTS acquiring Copa Libertadores is a big deal for soccer fans in US

The importance of the acquisition deal by beIN SPORTS in obtaining the rights to the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana for the next four years in the United States cannot be overstated. Speaking to World Soccer Talk, beIN SPORTS’ deputy managing director for the U.S. and Canada Antonio Briceño said there was a lot of interest in acquiring the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana competitions. “There were [other bidders], but the deciding factor [in CONMEBOL agreeing to do the deal with beIN SPORTS] is what they’ve seen us do with LaLiga in the past six years. “We will be the ... Read more

beIN SPORTS acquires rights to Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana

beIN SPORTS has acquired the the English- and Spanish-language rights to broadcast CONMEBOL’s Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana tournaments in the United States for the next four years. The news is a landmark move for the Miami-based broadcaster who takes over the rights previously held by FOX Sports. The annual tournament finished the 2018 season on a high with the most-watched Copa Libertadores final ever on US television after 1.15 million tuned in to watch River Plate defeat Boca Juniors in a game that generated enormous publicity. The acquisition of the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana rights come at a ... Read more

beIN SPORTS refiles FCC carriage complaint against Comcast

beIN SPORTS has refiled their FCC carriage complaint against Comcast arguing that the cable provider is discriminating against beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. In July 2018, Comcast removed beIN SPORTS from its cable networks in what appeared to be retaliation for beIN SPORTS filing a FCC carriage dispute complaint against the country’s largest cable provider. That filing by beIN SPORTS was dismissed by the FCC without prejudice due to a lack of evidence, thus allowing beIN SPORTS the opportunity to refile the complaint at a later date, if they so wished. The original FCC filing in March 2018 ... Read more