beIN launches on-demand cinema service

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beIN has announced a deal with film distributors so that it can provide the latest movies straight to subscribers across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) before they are seen in cinemas.

With cinemas closed across the region due to the coronavirus pandemic, this new collaboration has been launched so that new movies can be kept alive and offered immediately to households across MENA.

The new cinema replacement service, launched today, offers movies for the price of one cinema ticket ($10). More than 20 new movies will be released and available on beIN On Demand under the ;Cinema’ category during April and May.

The new service also offers vital support to film distributors, who can now make their movies available to homes across the region during this challenging period.

First up this month are some of the most eagerly anticipated international films of 2020 that have never been released, including:

  • The Song of Names [pictured] (starring Catherine McCormack, Tim Roth & Clive Owen): Several years after his childhood friend, a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman travels throughout Europe to find him
  • Into the Labyrinth (starring Dustin Hoffman): A kidnapped girl resurfaces after being imprisoned by her captor. A psychological profiler and a private investigator must work together to find her torturer
  • Hope Gap (starring Bill Nighy & Annette Bening): A couple’s visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother


    Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN Media Group, commented: “At this incredibly difficult time, we know that people and families across MENA are looking for inspiration, light relief, and something positive to entertain them whilst they are being asked to stay indoors. beIN is proud to play its part during this crisis, and we’re thrilled to launch this new service with film distributors so that, together, we can provide the latest movies straight to subscribers whilst cinemas are closed.”


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