BeIN secures LaLiga extension in Mena through to 2024

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured a four-season extension to its current deal with Spanish football’s LaLiga in the Middle East and North Africa, taking the contract to the end of the 2023-24 season.

The extension, which the two parties agreed last season, runs from 2020-21 through to the 2023-24 season, LaLiga told SportBusiness Media this week.

The original deal started in 2015-16, and was due to expire at the end of the 2019-2020 season,

BeIN’s business has been affected heavily by the actions of Saudi-based pirate broadcaster beoutQ, recently resulting in nearly a fifth of its Qatar-based staff being laid off.