With the professional European football soon set to re-start, it has been confirmed that beIN Sports will exclusively broadcast the return of the three European Leagues – France’s Ligue1 (from August 6 to May 21); the English Premier League (from August 14 to May 22) and Spain’s LaLiga (from August 15 to May 22) – to its millions of viewers.
The games will be broadcast in 24 countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with Arabic and English commentary, with key game available in Ultra High Definition on beIN’s 4K channel.
Duncan Walkinshaw, Acting Director of Programmes for beIN MENA, has said: “We are proud to once again to be able to provide our viewers and subscribers with the best viewing experience as the European League football season kicks off. As our successful coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics comes to an end later in the week, we cannot wait to kick-start the next football season and continue uniting the region through its love of sports.”
UEFA and beIN Media Group also recently announced a major new media rights agreement that will see beIN SPORTS broadcast UEFA’s premium club competitions across the 24 country region of the MiddleEast and North Africa for the period 2021/22 to 2023/24.
The three-year major renewal includes rights to the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Europa Conference League and also agreed new rights to UEFA’s premium women’s football competition, the UEFA Women’s Champions League. beIN will exclusively broadcast the UEFA competitions in Arabic, English and French across all 24 countries of the MENA region, from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east, and to every MENA country in between.
The new deal further strengthens and extends the existing 12 year relationship in MENA between UEFA and beIN, where beIN is also the exclusive broadcaster of UEFA national team football tournaments, including the recent UEFA EURO 2020, UEFA EURO 2024, the UEFA Nations League and all European qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022. beIN and UEFA will also continue their close partnership and alliance on anti-piracy measures in countries and regions all around the world.