BeIN Sports (Middle East)

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has said that its ongoing concerns over piracy have prompted it to decide against renewing its German Bundesliga rights in the Middle East and North Africa

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…

The Confédération Africaine de Football (Caf) has pledged to join other major rights holders in a legal battle against Saudi Arabian pirate channel BeoutQ after mass piracy affected all 36 of the Africa C…

Pay-television broadcaster BeIN Sports has laid off almost 300 employees in Qatar, or about 18 per cent of its local staff

BeIN Sports Mena has confirmed it will not renew its deal for Formula One rights in the region, and made it clear that it will henceforth only partner with rights-holders that take a hard line against…

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a fresh carriage deal with Cable Network Egypt

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a three-season extension to its rights deal in the Middle East and North Africa region for football’s English Premier League.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media has said that it welcomes Fifa’s legal action against the operators of the BeoutQ pirate channel.

Fifa, football’s global governing body, is set to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against the pirate service BeoutQ.

BeIN Sports’ acquisition of IndyCar rights across the Middle East and North Africa is for just one year, a move designed to see if the property’s fanbase in the region remains after a year without a broadcast deal.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

The value of broadcast rights to Spanish football’s LaLiga has risen modestly in the Middle East and North Africa, SportBusiness Media understands, with incumbent Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports agreeing to extend the relationship through to the end of the 2023-24 season.

OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has resumed carriage via UAE telco Du ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup, while Oman has taken action to block beoutQ, a pirate channel that has been broadcasting beIN content.

BeIN Media Group has agreed a deal for Vox Cinemas to screen live coverage of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of this year’s Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament in its outlets across the Middle East and North Africa.

BeIN Media Group has acquired rights for the Wimbledon Championships in the Middle East and North Africa.

BeIN Media Group has agreed a three-season extension to its broadcast rights deal for football’s English Premier League in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera, which operates the beIN Media Group, is considering bidding for a free-to-air DTT licence in Spain and attempting to acquire rights for the Liga, the top division of football in the country, according to the Vozpopuli news website.

Bjørn Taalesen, the director of sports at Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2, has apologised for comments he made following the acquisition of rights for the 2015 and 2017 men’s and women’s Handball World Championships.

Yousuf Al Sarkal, the president of the UAE Football Association, has criticised the media rights-sales process for the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations and called for a committee to be established to avoid future difficulties in relation to the national team football tournament.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports will resume full live coverage in the Middle East and North Africa of English Premier League football matches that kick off at 15.00 on Saturdays in the UK.

BeIN Media Group, the holding company of Qatari pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports, has closed a deal to acquire the Setanta Sports Australia pay-television operation.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has agreed a sublicence deal with state-owned broadcaster Dubai Sports Channels to broadcast the 2014-15 season of football’s German Bundesliga on an exclusive basis in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is to offer a one-month free extension to its online streaming service after customers were denied access to coverage of some of last weekend’s matches from football’s English Premier League.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports opened its coverage of football’s English Premier League with a restricted service in the United Arab Emirates at the weekend as it continues to battle against piracy issues.

Lebanon's Court of Urgent Matters has said that it has no jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed by pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports against state broadcaster Tele Liban over coverage of football’s Fifa World Cup.

Sports media and technology company Supponor has appointed Roger Hall, currently managing director of pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports for the Middle East and Africa, as its new chief executive.

Canal Plus will demand €293m ($401m) in compensation from rival French pay-television broadcaster in a lawsuit submitted to the country’s Tribunal de Commerce business court, according to the BFM Business news website.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired the exclusive rights to the Formula One motor racing championship in the Middle East and North Africa region.