beIN Sports acquires MENA Club World Cup rights
November 28, 2019
beIN Media Group and Dentsu, on behalf of FIFA, have announced a two-year media rights agreement that will see beIN Sports exclusively broadcast the FIFA Club World Cup in 24 countries across the Middle East & North Africa region.
Set to take place in Qatar for the first time, both the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup will be broadcast live and exclusively on beIN Sports to millions of viewers across the region.
The FIFA Club World Cup is the crowning global club competition, with the champions from each continent – Europe (Liverpool), South America (Flamengo), North and Central America and the Caribbean (C.F. Monterrey), Africa (ES Tunis), Oceania (Hienghene Sport), Asia (Al Hilal) – as well as host nation champions Al Sadd, competing in Qatar for the title of best football club in the world.
Taking place from December 11th to 21st, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 will be played in three stadiums. With Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium set to host FIFA World Cup matches in three years’ time, beIN Sports and global football fans can get a preview of the state-of-the-art venues.
Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN Media Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA Club World Cup across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, once again showing our commitment to broadcasting the best sporting competitions on the planet. With our world-class studios and facilities in Doha, as well as our experienced staff and talent, beIN Sports will proudly broadcast this prestigious international club football tournament to millions of viewers across the region.
FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Simon Thomas, added: “Naturally we are thrilled to have beIN Sports on board for both of the next two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. They are already an immensely important broadcast partner of FIFA’s, being the premier broadcaster in the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, with unrivalled reach in a region that represents one of the key markets in the world today. We thank them for their commitment and look forward very much to continuing our valued partnership.”