BeIN Sports (American TV channel)

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BeIN Sports
Logo of the network starting January 1, 2017
LaunchedAugust 2012
NetworkBeIN Sports
Owned bybeIN Media Group
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Spanish
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Sister channel(s)BeIN Sports MENA
BeIN Sports France
BeIN Sports Canada
BeIN Sports Australia
BeIN Sports Spain
Websitewww.beinsports.com/us/
Availability
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 392 & 9611
Channel 871 (Spanish audio track enabled)
Channel 873 (BeIN Sports en Español)
Cable
Available on some cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
Streaming media
Sling TVIPTV
FuboTVIPTV
BeIN Sports ConnectOTT
PlayStation VueIPTV

BeIN Sports USA (generally referred to in the United States as simply BeIN Sports) is an American pay television sports network that primarily airs top level soccer, featuring exclusive coverage of La Liga and 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.

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. 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]

Programming[edit]

European soccer[edit]

Other soccer[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

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. ^ October 2; 2018. "Tennis Channel Acquires Rights To 46 Overseas WTA Tournaments". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. 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. ^ "Svenska Cupen Live Streaming and TV Listings, Live Scores, Fixtures, Results, Tables, Videos, News :: Live Soccer TV". www.livesoccertv.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.