beIN Sports
New Zealand
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
NetworkbeIN Sports
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerbeIN Media Group
Sister channelsbeIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Turkey
Launched1 November 2007; 16 years ago (2007-11-01)
Former namesSetanta Sports Australia (2007–2014)
WebsiteOfficial website (AU)
Official website (NZ)
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 soccer, 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.

On 14 May 2016, beIN Sports in Australia expanded from one to three channels, all of which are available in HD. Previously, there was only one SD channel available. For Foxtel users, all three channels became available as part of the sports pack at no additional cost,[3] whereas previously the single channel was an add-on at an additional fee.

In September 2019, Sky Sport in New Zealand announced a four-year partnership with beIN for extensive soccer coverage.[4] beIN Sports was broadcast as Sky Sport 7, and promoted as Sky Sports 7 beIN Sports until the agreement ended on 31 July 2023.

beIN Sports left the Foxtel (alongside PBS Kids) and Kayo Sports platforms in Australia on 1 July 2023.[5][6]



beIN Sports football rights include:

Australia only

Rugby Union

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Table tennis

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See also


  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. ^ Smithies, Tom (30 March 2016). "Foxtel signs football deal with beIN Sports now available to all subscribers within sports package". Fox Sports. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Champions League and La Liga headline Sky NZ's co-branded BeIN channel - SportsPro Media". 3 September 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  5. ^ Perry, Kevin (22 May 2023). "FOXTEL and KAYO customers set to lose access to BeIN SPORTS from June 30". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  6. ^ Neilsen, Mark (23 May 2023). "Sports streaming split again as beIN Sports leaves Foxtel and Kayo". Finder. Retrieved 4 June 2023.