beIN Sports
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CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
NetworkbeIN SPORTS
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Programming
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerEthnic Channels Group
(name licensed by beIN Media Group)
Sister channelsbeIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
beIN Sports Australia
beIN Sports Spain
beIN Sports Turkey
History
Launched31 January 2014
Links
WebsitebeIN Sports Canada
Availability
Streaming media
beIN Sports ConnectWebsite
FuboTVInternet Protocol Television

beIN Sports is a Canadian exempt English language Category B specialty channel that airs international sports content. beIN Sports primarily airs soccer, featuring coverage of such leagues as La Liga, Ligue 1, along with content from other leagues in Europe. In addition, the channel airs matches from such sports as Rugby, Auto racing, Handball, Motorcycle racing, Tennis and Volleyball.

History

Logo used from 2014 - 2017
Logo used from 2014 - 2017

On 18 December 2013, Ethnic Channels Group announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Al Jazeera Media Network, owners of the beIN Sports brand, to launch a version of the beIN Sports brand in Canada.[1] Initially, the agreement involved the launch of two channels, services in both English and Spanish. beIN Sports en Español launched in 2015.

On 31 January 2014, the English service, beIN Sports, officially launched in Canada on MTS, later launching in March on the larger television service providers, Rogers and Bell satellite and Fibe.[2]

In August 2014, the CRTC approved a request by Ethnic Channels Group to have the U.S. Spanish-language version of beIN Sports, beIN Sports En Español, authorized for distribution in Canada.[3]

In August 2017, Ethnic Channels Group reached a deal to sublicense beIN Sports content to the new over-the-top sports streaming service DAZN for its Canadian launch until 2019.[4]

Programming

beIN Sports Canada features live and recorded events from the following leagues and competitions:

Soccer

Auto racing

Motorcycle racing

Professional wrestling

References

  1. ^ beIN Sport partners with Ethnic Channels Group for distribution in Canada PR Newswire 12 18 13
  2. ^ BeIN Sports Canada launches MediaInCanada.com 03 24 14
  3. ^ "Addition of BeIN Español to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution". CRTC. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  4. ^ "DAZN sub-licenses BeIN Sports rights package in Canada". SportsPro. Retrieved 2017-08-23.