beIN Sports has announced that HC2 Broadcasting, the broadcasting subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, is now carrying beIN Sports Xtra in a total of 45 top DMAs and the recently launched beIN Sports Xtra en Español in 42 top DMAs, following an expansion of each into ten new markets. The English-language and Spanish-language channels offer live sports, news, analysis and highlights that bring both diehard and casual fans closer to the game.
beIN Sports Xtra’s new DMAs include Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto, Albuquerque – Santa Fe, Boston, West Palm Beach – Ft. Pierce, Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville, Minneapolis – St. Paul, Lubbock, Kansas City, Seattle and Birmingham – Anniston – Tuscaloosa. beIN Sports Xtra en Español’s new DMAs include Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Tyler – Longview – Nacogdoches, Tulsa, Boise, St. Louis, Richmond – Petersburg, Mobile, AL – Pensacola, FL, Memphis and Savannah.
Viewers across over 40 markets now have free 24/7 access to both beIN Sports Xtra and beIN Sports Xtra en Español, which offer a sampling of beIN Sports’ exclusive live sports coverage, offering even more sports fans access to the network’s dedicated coverage of the world’s biggest soccer leagues and tournaments including Ligue 1, SüperLig, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, and more as well as the first and only women’s motor racing championship in the world, W Series.
“beIN Sports Xtra continues to strengthen our connection to our dedicated viewers and today’s announcement is a testament to our goal of making live sports as accessible as ever,” said Antonio Briceño, Managing Director of beIN Sports North America. “Together with our partners at HC2, we continue to expand our footprint by offering free to air broadcast coverage of beIN Sports Xtra and our new Spanish-language offering, beIN Sports Xtra en Español, bringing world-class content to fans at no added cost.”
“As the nation’s largest OTA network, HC2 Broadcasting is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with beIN Sports Xtra and deliver unparalleled sports access to new DMAs across the country,” said Wayne Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer of HC2 Holdings. “The number of OTA households in the US continues to grow rapidly, and HC2 Broadcasting remains sharply focused on leveraging our strong platform for providers with compelling content that wish to expand their reach in key markets.”
HC2 Broadcasting operates 229 broadcast television stations in approximately 130 US markets, including 34 of the top 35 markets across the US.