According to Wikipedia beIN SPORTS is a worldwide network of sports channels owned and operated by beIN Media Group.
It at the moment operates three full-time channels in France – beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports 2, beIN Sports three and seven extra channels named beIN Sports MAX (four to 10) – and launched two channels in the USA in August 2012. It launched a live on-line streaming service in Canada in October 2013 which was adopted by a full channel launch on January 31, 2014, after a number of years of delays as a result of troublesome regulatory surroundings in Canada. It presently operates one channel and beIN Sports MAX 1-Eight in Spain devoted to soccer from July 2015 owned by beIN Media Group however operated by Mediapro
In France, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast main soccer tournaments on French tv, together with Ligue 1, Serie A,Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the European Soccer Championship.
In the USA and Canada, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast MotoGP, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey, South American World Cup Qualifier and Soccer League Championship matches, along with Barça TV.
In Indonesia, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Main League Soccer (MLS), the Brazilian nationwide leagues, and with MP & Silva partnership broadcasting Premier League for 3 seasons from 2013/14 to 2015/16.
In Hong Kong, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, Main League Soccer (MLS), Soccer League Championship, Soccer League Cup, TIM Cup, Coupe de la Ligue, along with Liverpool TV, Spurs TV, Milan TV.
The channel launched in Australia in late November 2014, following the acquisition of Setanta Sports Australia which rebranded as beIN Sports. beIN Sports Australia holds the rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Capital One Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, MLS and RBS Six Nations. On March 14, 2016, beIN Sports Australia expanded from one to 3 channels, all in HD, and accessible totally free to all Foxtel sport pack subscribers, reasonably than the unique add-on value for a single SD channel.
As of February 2015, the channel is out there to 16,945,000 households (14.6% of these with tv) in the USA. This estimate of beIN Sports buyer base is inflated. beIN Sports, nonetheless, is simply a buyer of these subscribers who additionally select to subscribe to the higher tier sports activities package deal, and most cable subscribers do not try this. Fee for higher tier sports activities packages varies however ranges from 5 – 20 %. Primarily based on regular subscription charges for sports tiers, beIN Sports activities actual penetration of the U.S. market is round is extra precisely estimated at between three and 5 p.c, despite the fact that beIN sports activities has been within the midst of a 2-year program to convey beIN Sports activities to each family in America as a part of their contract with DORNA for motorbike race protection, all of which was given solely to beIN Sports activities for 2016 with the promise that by the tip of the yr, market penetration of the U.S. would exceed 50 p.c. beIN Sports activities is at present shifting at lower than 1/10 the pace vital to achieve that purpose.
beIN CONNECT, often known as beIN SPORTS CONNECT, is a subsidiary over-the-top content material (OTT) service launched in 2014. It permits customers to observe dwell and on demand video content material from a Mac, Home windows PC, cell phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation three or PlayStation four through a broadband or Wi-Fi web connection. On demand content material includes sports activities highlights, films, and TV exhibits. beIN CONNECT is offered as a paid service in France, Spain, USA, Canada and the MENA area.