beIN Sports (Canada)

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beIN Sports
BeIN Sports.png
beIN Sports Canada logo
Launched January 31, 2014
Network beIN SPORTS
Owned by Ethnic Channels Group
(name licensed by beIN Media Group)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan "The International Sports Network"
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s) beIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
BeIN Sports Australia
BeIN Sports Spain
Website beIN Sports Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 1412 (HD)
Shaw Direct Ch. 618 (Advanced) (HD)
Ch. 118 (Classic) (HD)
Cable
Cogeco Ch. 859 (Ontario) (HD)
Ch. 785 (Quebec) (HD)
EastLink Channel 425 (HD)
Rogers Cable Channel 391 (SD)
Channel 491 (HD)
Shaw Cable Channel 234 (HD)
Vidéotron Channel 797 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 1412 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 527 (SD)
Channel 1527 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 983 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 242 (SD)
Channel 542 (HD)
VMedia Channel 371 (HD)
Zazeen Channel 77 (HD)
Streaming media
beIN Sports Connect Website

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, Serie A, and English Football League, 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[edit]

Logo used from 2014 - 2017

On December 18, 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 January 31, 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.[4]

Programming[edit]

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

Football[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

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