beIN Sports Arabia

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beIN Sports
Launched November 2003 (as Al Jazeera Sport)
1 January 2014 (as beIN Sports)
Network beIN Sports
Owned by BeIN Media Group
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Change the game.
Country Qatar
Language Arabic
Broadcast area Middle East and North Africa
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Formerly called beIN Sport (2012-2013)
Al Jazeera Sport
Replaced beIN Sport
Al Jazeera Sport
Replaced by beIN Sports
Sister channel(s) beIN Sports
beIN Sports Canada
beIN Sports Australia
beIN Sports Spain
Website beIN Sports
beIN HD Channels (1-20)
Eshail Sat
Streaming media
beIN Sports Connect

beIN Sports is a popular sports channel launched in November 2003 originally as Al Jazeera Sport.

beIN Sports also owns the exclusive broadcasting rights in the Arab Middle East for major football leagues, such as the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the French Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A. beIN Sports is based in Qatar, and is based in the same complex in Doha at TV Roundabout.


UEFA Euro 2012 studio

beIN Sports currently has 19 HD channels:

The channels below use Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3):

  • beIN Sports 1 HD
  • beIN Sports 2 HD
  • beIN Sports 3 HD
  • beIN Sports 4 HD
  • beIN Sports 5 HD

beIN Sports Arabia has the full broadcasting rights for the 2018 World Cup and 2022 World Cup for North Africa and the Middle East. It is the only licensed broadcaster in this region.


Notable events to which beIN Sports and its sister channels hold broadcasting rights include:

American Sports[edit]





Motor Sports[edit]


Winter Sports[edit]


beIN Sports in France[edit]

Main article: beIN Sport

2011 was the year which Al Jazeera Sport owned the rights of broadcasting some of the French 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.[1]

beIN Sports in North America[edit]

Main article: beIN Sport

In 2012, Al Jazeera agreed with Time Warner Cable of New York as its partner. Starting in 2012, Al Jazeera carries the rights of three top leagues – Serie A, La Liga, and Ligue 1. In 2013, with the closure of Fox Sports' Speed Channel that August, Al Jazeera quickly obtained rights to the Superbike World Championship for the United States region, and quickly added FIM Motocross World Championship coverage, creating speculation that Al Jazeera could become the rights holder of Supercross in the future.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Al Jazeera Sports pulled off a major coup at the start of 2008 by winning the rights for the UEFA Champions League starting from season 2009-2010. The rights were previously with ART Sport. Al Jazeera also won the rights for the Europa League for at least the next three seasons from 2009 to 2012.

Ayman Jadah, Al Jazeera's General Manager, said: "this is a major development for us. Right now, we have about one million subscribers. We are looking at a figure of three million subscribers in the next two years,"

Al Jazeera beat off competition from ART (which they later bought), Orbit, Showtime and Abu Dhabi Sports to secure the rights. The bid figure was not revealed.

In Qatar[edit]

beIN Sports was the first sports channel to be launched from Qatar. It has broadcast events held in Qatar like the 2006 Asian Games, the Losail leg of the MotoGP, Qatari League, The Emir Cup, Heir Apparent Cup and also FIFA World Cup qualifying matches of Qatar.

beIN Sports presenters[edit]

beIN Sports presenters
Arabic channels
Syria Ayman Jada Tunisia Rauf Khlif
Algeria lakhdar barich Tunisia Hichem Khalsi
Lebanon Assia Abdullah Lebanon Areej Saleem
Qatar Mohammed Saadon Alkuwari Lebanon George Abu Faisal

beIN Sports analysts[edit]

Since the launching of the channel in November 2003 beIN Sports have numbers of sports analyst in all the championships they air

2010 FIFA World Cup
Arabic channels
Tunisia Tarak Dhiab Tunisia Nabil Maaloul Saudi Arabia Sami Al Jaber Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Temyat
Italy Arrigo Sacchi Italy Alessandro Altobelli Morocco Badou Ezzaki Egypt Hazem Emam Egypt Wael Gomaa
Brazil Bebeto Argentina José Pekerman Spain Luis Aragonés France Arsène Wenger
Netherlands Ronald de Boer Denmark Michael Laudrup Germany Lothar Matthäus Nigeria Emmanuel Amuneke
English channels
England Trevor Francis England Mark Hateley England David Platt England Sam Allardyce
England Tim Sherwood England Glenn Hoddle England Ray Wilkins England Terry Venables
England Peter Reid Scotland Craig Brown Scotland Graeme Souness Northern Ireland Iain Dowie
Algeria Ali Benarbia Uruguay Gus Poyet Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
Euro 2008
Saudi Arabia Sami Al Jaber Algeria Rabah Madjer Tunisia Tarak Dhiab France Arsène Wenger
England Sam Allardyce England Peter Reid Spain Francisco Buyo Egypt Wael Gomaa Portugal Paulo Futre
Italy Cesare Maldini Republic of Ireland David O'Leary
Domestic Leagues
Italy Cesare Maldini (Serie A) Italy Alessandro Altobelli (Serie A) Egypt Hazem Emam (Serie A)
Tunisia Tarak Dhiab (La Liga) Spain Francisco Buyo (La Liga) Algeria Rabah Madjer (Primeira Liga)
Other Competitions
Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Temyat (AFC Champions League)
Oman Hani Al-Dhabit (2009 Gulf Cup of Nations)
Liberia George Weah (2010 African Cup of Nations)

Also number of retired players and coaches become guests in the channel programs


beIN Sports has many frequencies on different satellites:

Satellite Freq POL S/R FEC Channels
Nilesat 11449 H 27500 5/6 beIN Sports 6,7,8
Nilesat 12264 H 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 1 HD,2 HD,3 HD,4 HD
Nilesat 12476 V 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 5 HD,6 HD,7 HD,8 HD
Nilesat 12245 V 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 9 HD,10,beIN Sports, beIN Sports News
Es'hail 1 11547 V 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 1 HD,2 HD,3 HD,4 HD
Es'hail 1 11585 V 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 5 HD,6 HD,7 HD,8 HD
Es'hail 1 11623 V 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 9 HD,10 HD,15 HD SP,beIN Sports,beIN Sports News
Es'hail 1 11642 H 27500 2/3 beIN Sports 11 HD EN,12 HD EN,13 HD FR,14 HD FR

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