Bein Network

beIN Network Channels is a pan-Arab direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster owned by beIN Media Group, which is based in Doha, Qatar. Its primary competitors are OSN, My-HD, Go Box and IPTV providers in the MENA region.

beIN provides television services to its subscribers through satellite transmissions.

beIN Media Group is an independent global sport and entertainment network founded on 1 January 2014, headquartered in Doha, Qatar. beIN distributes entertainment, live sports action, and major international events across 5 continents, in 43 countries, and in 7 different languages spanning Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

beIN Network Sports as a brand was first launched in June 2012 by Al Jazeera Media Network in France. On 1 January 2014, beIN Media Group was established and became the new independent holding company of beIN Sports. In October 2014, it was announced that beIN Media Group had agreed to acquire pay-TV sports channel Setanta Sports Australia, with Setanta being re-branded as beIN Sports Australia.

In 2015, beIN Sports launched an HD channel specially dedicated to football in Spain. The group declared in November 2015 that it would be expanding from sports-only programming to include entertainment and movies as well.

It was announced in January 2016 that beIN Media Group secured an agreement with Turner Broadcasting System, allowing it exclusive rights to broadcast a number of Turner-licensed entertainment and news channels across the Middle East and North Africa. beIN Media Group has since signed strategic partnerships with BBC Studios, Warner Bros. CBS, Dream Works Animation, and Discovery.

It was rumored in November 2015 that beIN Media Group exhibited an interest in purchasing Miramax. On 1 March 2016, beIN Media Group announced its full acquisition of Mira max from Filmyard Holdings. beIN announced they would sell at least 50% of the company in June 2019, with Viacom and Lions gate as the front-liners.

It was announced in August 2016 that beIN Media Group acquired Turkish pay-TV service Digiturk. In November 2019, beIN Media acquired exclusive broadcast rights for the 2019 and 2020 FIFA Club World Cup.

Following the Covid-19 crisis, BeIN is implementing a layoff plan for its activities in the Middle East and North Africa

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