beIN Sport reaches agreement with Comcast
beIN Sport, the newest 24/7 soccer channel in the United States, has announced an agreement with cable company Comcast. It’s the first cable company to carry the channel and third major carrier as it’s currently available on DirecTV and Dish Network.
Details of the agreement were sent in a press release.
beIN SPORT, the new independent 24-hour global network dedicated to live and exclusive coverage of the world’s best international sports, today announced it will be carried on Xfinity TV by Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services.
Among the exciting sports programming that Xfinity TV customers can only find on beIN SPORT is coverage of all the top soccer leagues and tournaments from Europe and South America, including games from Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America 2015. The network will also carry the away games for the U.S. men’s national soccer team in the qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Cup.
Adding to Comcast’s leadership in offering the most live sports on television and online, beIN SPORT will be available in Spanish on the Xfinity TV MultiLatino Package and in English on the Xfinity TV Sports Entertainment Package. Availability of both channels will vary by market. In addition to its linear TV networks, select beIN SPORT content will be available on demand via Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand platform. Live matches carried on beIN SPORT’s linear networks, along with additional live matches, will also be available to authenticated Comcast Xfinity TV customers via Comcast’s online and mobile TV Everywhere platforms.
Comcast is the largest cable television company in the United States with over 20 millions subscribers. This combined with the two satellite providers mean beIN Sport will be available to over 50 million homes (although the channel is on a Sports tier and the actual number who have the channel would be significantly lower).
beIN Sport currently has television rights in the USA for La Liga, Serie A, World Cup Qualifiers (CONCACAF and CONMEBOL), Ligue 1, and several other competitions.