beIN Sports

  • BeIN Sport Granted Two More Years Of Catalans And Super League

    Super League (Europe) has announced a new broadcast deal with premium Sports network beIN Sports for France. This renewed partnership will see the relationship between the Betfred Super League and beIN Sports continue for a further two years until the end of the 2019 season. beIN Sports France will continue to televise all Catalans Dragons home games and additionally show a selection of televised games from the Betfred Super League and the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup throughout the next two seasons....

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  • French Broadcasters In RWC 2015 Rights Agreement

    ... matches to pay-TV network Canal Plus. All games involving France, plus the two semi finals and the final, will be shown on TF1. Reports suggest that the channel auctioned the rights to the additional games, with Canal Plus beating Qatar-owned channel beIN Sports with a €20 million bid. As part of the agreement, Canal Plus will also show a special programme about the competition and its history in the build up to the September kick off....

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  • PRO12 Clubs To Qualify For Europe On Merit Alone

    ... audiences and expansion to new territories as we continue to create outstanding rugby experiences for participating clubs, players, sponsors, broadcasters and importantly, our fans.” EPCR has also announced extensions to TV rights agreements in France. beIN Sports and France Télévisions have extended their broadcast contracts for the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for four more years until the end of the 2021/22 season, enhancing tournament revenues and laying the platform f...

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  • Free-To-Air Focus For EPCR's Gaillard

    ... who admit that audiences need to improve. The director general of organiser EPCR, has also said that the model in the UK (and Ireland) of having two pay-TV broadcasters (Sky and BT Sport) sharing the rights is not working very well. In France, pay-TV's beIN Sports and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions share the rights to Europe's elite clubs competitions until 2018, although the number of free-to-air games shown is just one per match week (instead of two previously), leaving organ...

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  • McKie Becomes Sharks Chairman

    Former SRU chief executive Gordon McKie has been appointed by Sale Sharks as the club's new chairman. McKie, who spent six years at the SRU before beINg appointed chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association, takes up the role with immediate effect and Sale owner Brian Kennedy is pleased to have his man. "I have known Gordon for several years and I believe he is the man to chair the club at this stage," he said. "He is highly respected within the game of rugby union and his commerci...

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  • Latest Top 14 TV Deal Worth €97m Per Year

    ... rights value of just £10 million per year, according to a recent analysis for Running Rugby. Canal+ has held the broadcast rights to Top 14 action for over 30 years but the value is said to have been driven up by interest from Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports after the Ligue National de Rugby (LNR) started the tender process last month. The rights to the four seasons between 2015 and 2019 in France were awarded to Canal+ as recently as January 2015 but this deal has been tied up much furthe...

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  • Value Of Club TV Rights Double In France

    At a critical time for european rugby, the value of club rugby union on TV has been re-defined by the LNR and Canal+. All rugby and media channels have reported that the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), which runs the Top 14 and Rugby Pro D2 leagues in France, have signed a new five-year agreement with Canal+ worth a total amount of €355 million (approx £300m). In last minute wrangling, the option to put the television rights out to tender was suspended by the Top 14 last week, despite major i...

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  • Heineken On Board As Only Main Sponsors Of New Euro Tournament So Far

    ... Hangouts, the free to download video chatting service that has been used by Premier League football clubs, used alongside online highlights posted on YouTube. EPCR have also tied up broadcasting rights for the two tournaments in France, announcing deals with beIN Sports and free-to-air France Télévisions. The Sunday Telegraph reported the deal to be worth £63m over four years and it means all of the games in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will be broadcast live in France....

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  • Opening Super League Round Pulls In The Crowds

    ... with a host of international broadcast partners. A five-year agreement has been reached with Fox Sports in Australia to show the Super League exclusively live, while Sky Sport channels in New Zealand will broadcast games as part of a two-year agreement. beIN Sports have agreed a three-year deal to broadcast games in France, including a minimum of 11 Catalan Dragons games and there are five-year agreements in place with North American broadcaster Fox and OSN in the Middle East....

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  • Money Makes The World Cup Go Round

    The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is over for another four years but figures from the 2011 tournament show that the massive financial boost rugby union’s showpiece event has on the host economy is undoubted. Next time round the festival returns to England.International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset praised the 2011 event in New Zealand as beINg "exceptional" and said that it had met all its targets. Commercial income - including broadcast, sponsorship and travel and hospitality revenues...

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