BeIN Sports (Australia)

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beIN Sports Australia
BeIN SPORTS logo.png
Launched 1 November 2007
Owned by beIN Media Group
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Australia
Formerly called Setanta Sports Australia (prior to 24 November 2014)
Foxtel Channel 525
Foxtel Channel 525
Fetch TV Channel 101
Optus TV with Fetch Channel 160
Streaming media
beIN Sports CONNECT [1]

beIN Sports Australia is a sports television channel operating in Australia available to homes and businesses across Australia. The channel started life in 2007 as Setanta Sports Australia which was part of the Setanta Sports Group of television channels that operate around the world.

In late 2014, Setanta Sports Australia was acquired by the beIN Media Group, a subsidiary of Al Jazeera Media Network. As a result, on 24 November 2014, the channel was rebranded as beIN Sports.[1][2]

beIN Sports Australia offers a range of international sport specialising in football and Rugby Union. beIN Sports Australia's broadcast rights include UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Community Shield, Capital One Cup, Football League Championship, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, SPFL, RBS 6 Nations and European Rugby Champions Cup, Major League Soccer

Many customers have raised the question about high definition availability of beIN Sports on Foxtel through the appropriate social media channels, but the company has consistently deflected the questioning only to say: "We will be making some improvements to our current programming with enhancements to the service coming out over the coming months, keep watching this space for updates". Unlike some of the overseas markets, beIN Sports in Australia continues to be broadcast in low grade standard definition, which can appear grainy on twenty first century television screens.

Broadcast Rights[edit]


beIN Sports football rights include:

Rugby Union[edit]

beIN Sports rugby rights include:


beIN Sports Australia channel is available on all the major pay-TV home platforms in Australia (for an extra fee): Foxtel and Fetch TV. beIN Sports Australia is also available online and via IOS & Android devices through beIN SPORTS CONNECT and available commercially to clubs, pubs and businesses.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hilliard, Mark (14 August 2014). "Setanta SPORTS Australia set to be sold to Al Jazeera". The Irish Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Vojdinoski, Clint (16 October 2014). "Bein Sport Close Setanta Australia Deal". Sports Business Insider. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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