beIN Sports (French TV channel)

beIN Sports France is a French network of sports channels owned by Qatari Sports Investments (an affiliate of beIN Media Group) and operated by Mediapro. It is the French version of the global sports network beIN Sports.

beIN Sports
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017.
NetworkbeIN Sports
HeadquartersBoulogne-Billancourt, Paris
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
OwnerbeIN Media Group
Key peopleNasser Al-Khelaifi (Chairman) Yousef Al-Obaidly (CEO)[1]
Sister channelsbeIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Australia
beIN Sports Turkey
Launched1 June 2012
Former namesbeIN Sport (2012-2013)
Streaming media
beIN Sports

History edit

In 2011, Al Jazeera Sport acquired the rights of broadcasting some of the French football league matches inside France and full marketing rights for the French league outside France.

Monday, 5 December 2011 UEFA announced on its website that Al Jazeera Sport awarded media rights in France for UEFA Champions League 2012–15.

According to the UEFA website, each season Al Jazeera Sport will broadcast 133 matches live across its television channels, internet and mobile services. The broadcaster has also committed to significant pre-match preview programming and highlights on both UEFA Champions League matchnights.[2]

BeIN Sport 1 launched on 1 June 2012 at 19h and BeIN Sport 2 launched on 27 July 2012 at 20h. BeIN Sport Max additional channels were launched on 10 August 2012. This was the launch of the BeIN brand.

Their programmes are operated by Mediapro.

On 1 January 2014, beIN Sport became beIN Sports, to show that it is multisports and not only football.

beIN Sports 3 was launched on 15 September 2014, replacing beIN Sports Max 3.

On 11 May 2017, beIN Sports lost its rights to the UEFA Champions & Europa Leagues to SFT Sports.[3] That same year, they also lost their entire catalogue of cycling rights.[4] In 2021, beIN Sports extended its rights to La Liga in France until 2024.[5]

Programming edit

Football edit

Rugby union edit

Handball edit

American Football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

Beach volleyball edit

Cycling edit

Rugby league edit

Swimming edit

  • FINA Swimming World Cup
  • Open de France de natation
  • French Swimming Federation Golden Tour
  • Championnats de France de natation

Tennis edit

Track and field edit

Volleyball edit

References edit

  1. ^ "BeIN Media appoints Yousef Al-Obaidly to CEO". Digital TV Europe. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "al-Jazeera Sport awarded media rights in Francez". UEFA. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
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