beIN Sports (American TV channel)

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beIN Sports
Logo of the network starting January 1, 2017
CountryUnited States
NetworkbeIN SPORTS
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Programming
Language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Ownership
OwnerbeIN Media Group
Key peopleNasser Al-Khelaifi (Chairman) Yousef Al-Obaidly (CEO)
Sister channels
History
Launched16 August 2012
Links
Websitewww.beinsports.com/us/
Availability
Cable
Available on some cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 392 & 9611
Channel 861 (Spanish audio track enabled)
Channel 860 (BeIN Sports en Español)
Streaming media
FuboTVLive Stream
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
VidgoInternet Protocol television
beIN SPORTS ConnectOTT

beIN Sports USA is a pay television sports network which primarily airs top level football (soccer), featuring exclusive coverage of Ligue 1, along with content from other leagues in Europe. In addition, BeIN Sports airs matches from such sports as rugby, auto racing, handball, motorcycle racing, tennis, and volleyball. It is a subsidiary of the Qatari Media Network beIN.

History[edit]

BeIN Sports USA launched on the satellite provider DirecTV on August 16, 2012, coinciding with the start of the European football leagues 2012–13 season. beIN launched on the satellite Dish network the following day before being added to cable giant Comcast on September 6, 2012. Verizon FiOS added BeIN Sports in March 2013.

In 2016, BeIN Sports reached a deal with Conference USA to carry select football, basketball, baseball, and softball games, This agreement ended after the 2018-19 season and was not renewed Also in 2016, BeIN Sports began showing matches from the North American Soccer League.

In August 2018, several major television providers dropped the network, including AT&T (both DirecTV and U-verse), Verizon Fios, and Xfinity.[1]

In October 2018, the WTA Tour returned its broadcast rights back to Tennis Channel. Its contract with BeIN (as part of a wider international deal) was criticized by fans for limiting the reach of its events, citing inconsistent and intermittent scheduling due to conflicts with international soccer, and decreasing carriage.[2][3][4][5]

In 2019, BeIN Sports launched BeIN Sports Xtra, a 24/7 live stream extension of the BeIN Sports brand that allows fans to view select games for free and airs other sports related programs, such as highlights.[6] The service is available on FuboTV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Vizio, Redbox, Samsung TV Plus, Fanatiz, Klowd TV, Xumo, and is available through over-the-air television stations in select markets.[7]

Programming[edit]

Current[edit]

European basketball[edit]

European soccer[edit]

Other soccer[edit]

Handball[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Former[edit]

European soccer[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

Commentators[edit]

Play-by-Play[edit]

  • Phil Schoen (Lead English)
  • Eric Krakauer (#2 English)
  • George D. Metellus (#3 English)
  • Alejandro Figueredo (Lead Spanish)
  • Oscar Salazar (#2 Spanish)
  • Juan Fernando Mora (#3 Spanish)
  • Pablo Mariño (#4 Spanish)

Color Commentators[edit]

  • Thomas Rongen (Lead English)
  • Jaime Fernando Macías (Lead Spanish)

List of BeIN Sports Xtra affiliates[edit]

City Station[10] Virtual
channel
Owner Notes

Arizona[edit]

Phoenix KPDF-CD 41.6 HC2 Holdings

California[edit]

Bakersfield KXBF-LD 14.4 HC2 Holdings
Fresno KPTN-LD 12.5 HC2 Holdings
Los Angeles KSKJ-CD 45.1 HC2 Holdings
Sacramento KBTV-CD 8.5 HC2 Holdings
San Diego KSKT-CD 43.1 HC2 Holdings
San Francisco KCNS 50.5 WRNN License Company
San Luis Obispo KSBO-CD 42.3 HC2 Holdings

Colorado[edit]

Denver KRDH-LD 5.3 HC2 Holdings

Connecticut[edit]

Hartford WTXX-LD 34.2 HC2 Holdings

Florida[edit]

Clearwater (Tampa) WXAX-CD 26.6 HC2 Holdings
Jacksonville WKBJ-LD 20.4 HC2 Holdings
Westgate (Miami) W16CC-D 16.5 HC2 Holdings

Georgia[edit]

Atlanta WYGA-CD 16.1 HC2 Holdings

Illinois[edit]

Chicago WPVN-CD 24.2 HC2 Holdings

Iowa[edit]

Des Moines KAJR-LD 36.7 HC2 Holdings

Louisiana[edit]

New Orleans WTNO-LP 22.4 HC2 Holdings

Michigan[edit]

Detroit WUDL-LD 19.6 HC2 Holdings
Midland WFFC-LD 17.6 HC2 Holdings

Missouri[edit]

St. Louis KPTN-LD 7.7 HC2 Holdings

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas KHDF-CD 19.3 HC2 Holdings
Las Vegas K36NE-D 43.6 HC2 Holdings

New Mexico[edit]

Santa Fe KQDF-LD 25.4 HC2 Holdings

New York[edit]

New York City WNYN-LD 39.1 TVC NY LICENSE LLC

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte W15EB-D 21.2 HC2 Holdings
Wilmington WQDH-LD 49.5 HC2 Holdings

Ohio[edit]

Cleveland WQDI-LD 20.3 HC2 Holdings
Columbus WDEM-CD 17.2 HC2 Holdings

Pennsylvania[edit]

Philadelphia WPSJ-CD 8.4 HC2 Holdings

South Carolina[edit]

Charleston WBSE-LD 20.5 HC2 Holdings

Tennessee[edit]

Memphis W15EA-D 42.5 HC2 Holdings

Texas[edit]

Austin KVAT-LD 17.6 HC2 Holdings
Corpus Christi K32OC-D 29.6 HC2 Holdings
Dallas KNAV-LD 22.5 HC2 Holdings
San Antonio KVDF-CD 31.2 HC2 Holdings
Tyler KKPD-LD 30.4 HC2 Holdings

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake City KPNZ 24.3 Tri-State Christian Television

Virginia[edit]

Richmond WFWG-LD 30.5 HC2 Holdings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lafayette, Jon. "AT&T Drops beIN Sports From Channel Lineup". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (January 11, 2017). "Looking to Watch Women's Tennis? For Now, Good Luck". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "WTA signs TV deal with BeIN". SportsPro Media. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tennis Channel Acquires Rights To 46 Overseas WTA Tournaments". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. October 2, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (October 1, 2018). "New Deal Brings More Women's Tennis to Tennis Channel". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Harris, Christopher (November 21, 2019). "beIN SPORTS launches free streaming channel beIN SPORTS Xtra". World Soccer Talk. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "BeIN SPORTS Xtra Providers". BeIN SPORTS Xtra. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  8. ^ "Basketball Champions League secures first North American rights deal with BeIN". BasketballCL.com. October 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Svenska Cupen Live Streaming and TV Listings, Live Scores, Fixtures, Results, Tables, Videos, News :: Live Soccer TV". www.livesoccertv.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Stations for Network - beIN Sports Xtra". rabbitears. Retrieved May 9, 2021.