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beIN Sports
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017
Logo of the network starting 1 January 2017.
CountryFrance
NetworkbeIN Sports
HeadquartersBoulogne-Billancourt, Paris
Programming
Language(s)French
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
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
History
Launched1 June 2012
Former namesbeIN Sport (2012-2013)
Links
Websitewww.beinsports.com/france/
Availability
Streaming media
beIN Sports Connectconnect.beinsports.com/france/

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.

History

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.

Programming

Football

UEFA Champions League,UEFA Europa League

Rugby union

Handball

American Football

Baseball

Basketball

Beach volleyball

Boxing

Cycling

Olympic Games

Rugby league

Swimming

Tennis

Track and field

Volleyball

References

  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.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Top Rank rights landed by beIN Sports France". SportBusiness. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.