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BeIN Sports nets US rights to KNVB Beker

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights in the US to Dutch club football cup competition the KNVB Beker.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it commenced this week with the second round of the 2016-17 KNVB Beker.

The beIN Sports Connect digital platform broadcast PSV Eindhoven’s 3-1 defeat at Sparta Rotterdam on Tuesday, followed by Feyenoord’s 4-0 win against Excelsior on Wednesday.

The World Soccer Talk website noted that the KNVB Beker deal comes with the top-tier domestic Eredivisie currently without a streaming home in the US. Digital sports channel NGSN currently holds the rights, but has been offline since March.