BeIN Media Group

The French Football League (LFP) and international pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group have today (Friday) settled the thorny issue of outstanding international broadcast rights fee payments

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights across multiple international territories to tonight’s final of the ÖFB Cup, the national knockout clubs tournament in Austria.

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke will face trial in Switzerland in September over a case relating to the at…

BeIN Sports, the global pay-television broadcaster, has expanded its on-demand offer in the Middle East and North Africa with Fifa World Cup content, documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage as the…

Canal Plus and beIN Sports, the pay-television broadcasters, have reached an agreement with France’s Professional Football League (LFP) over the payment for rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches already p…

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, has seen his request to have three prosecutors recused in the ongoing Swiss case against him rejected by the country’s Fe…

Roxana Mărăcineanu, the Minister of Sports of France, has proposed that the country’s mediator for economic and financial affairs attempts to resolve the dispute over rights fee payments between the Pro…

Yousef al-Obaidly, chief executive of Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group, has written to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and the chairmen of the respective clubs, urging…

The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

As Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook increasingly target media content, legacy pay-TV players face their biggest ever challenge. Frank Dunne looks at a frenzied 10 days which encapsulated both the scale of the threat and the way traditional media companies are responding.

BeIN Media Group, the Qatari broadcaster, has hit out angrily at media reports suggesting beIN Sports channels are being blacked out in the Middle East and North Africa as a consequence of the Saudi Arabia-led economic blockade of Qatar. Frank Dunne and Robin Jellis report. 

Just over a year ago the Spanish sports media industry underwent a seismic shift at the heart of its biggest property when a Royal Decree was passed in order to pave the way for the introduction of the collective selling of Spanish domestic football rights.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has expanded its reach in Canada by agreeing to make its beIN Sports Xtra channel available via Samsung TV Plus

Digiturk, the Turkish pay-television subsidiary of international broadcaster beIN Media Group, has informed the Turkish Football Federation that it will be withholding payment for the rights to the top-flight…

BeIN Media Group, the international pay-television broadcaster, has acquired rights in a number of territories to the All at Home Gaming Cup, a new esports competition launched by French Ligue 1 side Paris…

French Ligue 1 bosses have “full confidence” in PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi's ability to negotiate with pay-television Canal Plus over its refusal to meet a €110m ($116.9m) ri

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been boosted in his legal battle with Swiss authorities with the news that the country’s Federal Criminal Court has a…

Streaming platforms Roku and Xumo have both signed distribution agreements in Canada with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports, allowing them to add the beIN Sports Xtra streaming service to their respective…

The sports media-rights industry may need to move to a Spotify model to solve the problem of content piracy, according to Antonio Briceño, deputy managing director of pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports’ No…

The French Football League (LFP) chief executive, Didier Quillot, has been elected president of the country's sport industry anti-piracy body, the Association for the Protection of Sports Programmes (APPS)

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment against former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke, beIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser A…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN has agreed a one-season deal to broadcast cricket’s Pakistan Super League in Australia and across various Asia countries and territories.

Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of Olympique Lyonnais, has reportedly raised the prospect of the French Football League (LFP) suing pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group in an escalation of the…

Singapore telecoms operator StarHub has bolstered its tennis offering by reaching an agreement to launch the beIN Sports 2 channel via its StarHub Entertainment service

Global programmer gains distribution on prominent OTT platform

The international pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has appointed former Sky Sports commercial director, Richard Verow, to head up its global sports acquisitions and distribution business

Subscription broadcaster beIN Sports has increased its portfolio of broadcast rights in France to Fina- and LEN-sanctioned events in a new agreement with Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has finalised a deal for media rights for Major League Soccer in 11 markets in the Asia-Pacific region

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has landed rights to all 51 matches, including 28 of them exclusively, to this summer’s Euro 2020 football championship, which will be staged across 12 European c…

The Qatar-based pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has renewed and expanded its rights deal for club football competition the Florida Cup

Canal Plus and beIN Sports, the French pay-TV broadcasters, have unveiled the details of a proposed exclusive distribution and sublicensing agreement, including the on-sale of French Ligue 1 broadcast…

Exclusive broadcast rights to the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Fifa Club World Cup have been acquired by beIN Media Group, the Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster, across the Middle East and North Africa

Luigi De Siervo, Italian Lega Serie A’s chief executive, has said a “multi-year agreement” for Italian Super Cup finals to be played in Saudi Arabia that pre-dated his arrival in the role is the key i…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has launched a free streaming service in the United States, which will offer live sports, news, analysis and highlights to amplify the Qatar-based international …

International pay-TV broadcaster beIN Media Group has agreed a multi-year rights deal covering the USA, Canada and Australia with the Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events.

BeIN Media Group has today (Tuesday) claimed another victory in its ongoing battle against Saudi entities, with a French court ruling that the Qatar-based broadcaster’s rights deal with Amaury Sport O…