Category: beIN SPORTS

Sling removes beIN SPORTS from Best of Spanish TV, leaving LaLiga fans in the lurch

Sling TV has removed beIN SPORTS from its Best of Spanish TV package, thereby making the channel and coverage of LaLiga even more difficult to access than previously. While the change may not seem significant to some, the Best of Spanish TV package has been one of the most popular Sling TV add-ons that soccer fans have chosen over the years when wanting to access LaLiga via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The Spanish-language network beIN SPORTS en Español will continue to be available via Best of Spanish TV, but it leaves English-language viewers in the lurch who ... Read more

beIN SPORTS launches free streaming channel beIN SPORTS Xtra

beIN SPORTS have launched a brand-new, free streaming channel on Roku this week that provides sports fans with access to select games without requiring any authentication. To find the beIN SPORTS Xtra stream on Roku, it’s located under The Roku Channel app. The livestream is also available through the Roku website. As of press time, no schedule has been published but it will be added in the near future to the beIN SPORTS website so viewers can have an expectation of what is coming up, said a beIN SPORTS spokesperson. As far as what you can expect to see on ... Read more

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