beIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports MENA is a subsidiary of beIN Sports. It is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They are owned by beIN Media Group, a former subsidiary of Al Jazeera Media Network. The sports channels were removed from Al Jazeera Media Network in December 2013. Following the demerger, the channel’s parent company was incorporated as its holding company in January 2014. The channels broadcast primarily in Arabic, but offer feeds in English, French, and Spanish.
Formerly known as Al Jazeera Sport, it was renamed beIN Sports in December 2013 to unify with the Al Jazeera international group of sports networks in the run-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In July 2013, the network acquired the rights to MENA for the Premier League. On September 4, 2017, the IOC announced a partnership with beIN Sports to launch a local linear version of the Olympic Channel for MENA on November 1, 2017.
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports France is a French network of sports channels owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments (a subsidiary of beIN Media Group) and Mediapro. It is the French version of the global sports network beIN Sports.
In 2011, Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights to broadcast some French league soccer matches within France and all marketing rights to the French league outside of France.
Monday, December 5, 2011 UEFA announced on its website that Al Jazeera Sport has been awarded the broadcast rights in France for the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League.
According to UEFA’s website, each season Al Jazeera Sport will broadcast 133 matches live on its television channels, Internet and mobile services. The broadcaster has also committed to providing key pre-match programming and highlights from both nights of UEFA Champions League matches.
BeIN Sport 1 was released on June 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and BeIN Sport 2 on July 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Additional BeIN Sport Max channels were launched on August 10, 2012. This was the beginning of the BeIN brand.
Media Pro runs its own programs.
On January 1, 2014, beIN Sport became beIN Sports to show that it is not just about football but about multiple sports.
beIN Sports 3 was released on September 15, 2014, and replaced beIN Sports Max 3.
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports USA is a pay television sports network that broadcasts primarily high-level soccer, including exclusive coverage of Ligue 1 along with content from other European leagues. In addition, BeIN Sports broadcasts sports such as rugby, motor racing, handball, motorcycling, tennis and volleyball. It is a subsidiary of the Qatar media network beIN.
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports is a Canadian-only English category B specialty channel that broadcasts international sports content. beIN Sports primarily broadcasts soccer, with coverage of leagues such as La Liga and Ligue 1, as well as content from other European leagues. In addition, the channel broadcasts sports matches such as rugby, motor racing, handball, motorcycling, tennis and volleyball.
beIN Sports Australian
beIN Sports is an Australian and New Zealand pay television sports network launched in 2007 as Setanta Sports.
In late 2014, Setanta Sports Australia was acquired by beIN Media Group. As a result, on November 24, 2014, the channel was renamed beIN Sports.
The channel broadcasts European football, rugby, tennis and handball events. Its broadcast rights include the Football League Cup, Football League Championship, Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, La Liga, Italian Serie A, SPFL, RBS 6 Nations, Major League Soccer and WTA. .
In September 2019, Sky Sport signed a four-year partnership with beIN for extensive football coverage. In New Zealand, beIN Sports is broadcast as Sky Sports 7 and Sky Sports 7 is promoted as beIN Sports.
beIN Sports Turkey
beIN Sports Turkey is a Turkish network of sports channels owned by beIN Media Group and operated by Digiturk. It is the Turkish version of the global sports network beIN Sports.
In 2000, Mehmet Emin Karamehmet bought it as Işık TV for the Digiturk platform. In 2001, Mehmet Ayman Karamehmet and Şansal Büyüka changed the name to Lig TV. In 2017, beIN Media Group changed the name again to beIN Sports. It is the first and only foreign-owned sports channel in Turkey, owning the broadcast rights to Super League matches since the beginning of 2001 and broadcasting on the Digiturk digital platform.