beIN Sports
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CountryAustralia
New Zealand
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
NetworkbeIN Sports
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerbeIN Media Group
Sister channelsbeIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Turkey
History
Launched1 November 2007
Former namesSetanta Sports Australia (2007-2014)
Links
WebsiteOfficial website (AU)
Official website (NZ)
Availability
Streaming media
beIN Sports ConnectWatch live (Australia)
Watch live (New Zealand)
Foxtel PlayWatch live (Australia only)

beIN Sports is an Australian and New Zealander pay television sports network that was launched in 2007 as Setanta Sports.

In late 2014, Setanta Sports Australia was acquired by the beIN Media Group. As a result, on 24 November 2014, the channel was rebranded as beIN Sports.[1][2]

The channel airs football, Rugby Union, tennis and European handball events. Its broadcast rights include Football League Cup, Football League Championship, Ligue 1, German Bundesliga, La Liga, Italian Serie A, SPFL, RBS 6 Nations, Major League Soccer and WTA.

In September 2019, Sky Sport ink four-year partnership with beIN for extensive soccer coverage.[3] In New Zealand, beIN Sports is broadcast as Sky Sports 7, and is promoted as Sky Sports 7 beIN Sports.

Programming

Current

beIN Sports football rights include:

Australia only

Rugby Union

beIN Sports rights include:

Tennis

beIN Sports rights include:

Table tennis

beIN Sports rights include:

Handball

beIN Sports rights include:

Motorsport

beIN Sports rights include:

Former

Football

See also

References

  1. ^ Hilliard, Mark (14 August 2014). "Setanta SPORTS Australia set to be sold to Al Jazeera". The Irish Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Vojdinoski, Clint (16 October 2014). "Bein Sport Close Setanta Australia Deal". Sports Business Insider. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Champions League and La Liga headline Sky NZ's co-branded BeIN channel - SportsPro Media". sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 24 October 2019.