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beIN Sports secures exclusive MENA rights to Premier League for next four seasons

The deal was signed in London On August 6 by Richard Scudamore (l), Executive Chairman of the Premier League, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi (r), Chairman and CEO of beIN Media Group.

beIN Sports will broadcast exclusively all Premier League football matches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the three seasons 2019/20 – 2021/22 according to a new deal inked between the football entity and the broadcast network.

Although beIN Sports is the incumbent exclusive broadcaster of the Premier League in MENA, the new deal – signed in London yesterday by Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of beIN Media Group – extends beIN Sports’ exclusive rights to Premier League football in MENA for the next four seasons.

All 380 games each season will be broadcast live exclusively on beIN, in addition to comprehensive magazine programming, pre- and post-match shows, as well as daily highlights and weekly wrap-up programmes. beIN will also live stream its matches, across web, tablet and mobile devices through beIN Connect for its OTT subscribers.

beIN holds some of the most coveted sports rights in the region. In addition to the Premier League, it also has the broadcast rights to LaLiga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A as well as the major international club and country competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, all major CAF, AFC and CONCACAF competitions, together with the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships.

Speaking about the deal, Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League, said “We know there are many passionate fans of Premier League clubs right across the Middle East and North Africa, and that beIN Sports does an excellent job making the competition available to them.  beIN is a long-term partner of the League and its first-rate coverage has helped to grow interest in our clubs across many countries.  We look forward to continuing to work with them to make the best Premier League action available to fans in the region for the next four seasons.”

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of beIN Media Group, added: “The Premier League is one of the most exhilarating of all leagues in world football, attracting the best talent on and off the pitch and providing the most captivating entertainment. We are delighted to be able to exclusively offer this premium sports content to our subscribers, bringing them closer to the Premier League for many more years to come.”