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beIN Sports acquires Worlp Cup 2022 Asian Qualifiers

beIN Media Group and its flagship channel beIN Sports have announced securing the live rights to broadcast the remaining matches of the AFC Asian Qualifiers 2022 – Road to Qatar in 18 countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). beIN Sports has secured the live rights to broadcast the matches in Algeria, Bahrain, […]

March 21, 2022

Sky Arts orders Gods of the Game: A Football Opera

Sky Arts has commissioned a new opera about corruption in football which will coincide with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Sung in English across 90 minute, this celebration and condemnation of the world’s most popular sport will play to in-person audiences at Grange Park Opera, Surrey in October, airing on Sky Arts, NOW and […]

January 24, 2022

Al Jazeera ‘distances’ Rightly

Al Jazeera, the Qatar media group, has stopped creating content for its new conservative digital project in the US, Rightly, according to The Guardian. Apparently in December, the company ended its show on the platform, which was being overseen by its editor-in-chief, Scott Norvell, a Fox News veteran. Al Jazeera launched Rightly last year to […]

January 19, 2022

Tplus brand launching on Peacock

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has announced the launch of Tplus, a new content brand designed to serve US Hispanics. Tplus content will launch on Peacock in autumn 2022 and will be available on the streamer’s premium tier. Programming will include a wide range of Spanish and English-language entertainment, news, and sports content appealing to all US […]

January 14, 2022

Spain: Mediapro auctions Qatar World Cup FTA rights

Spanish media group Mediapro has put its TV rights to Qatar’s Football World Cup 2022 up for public auction targeted at FTA channels. The deadline for bids is February 11th for channels interested in broadcasting the matches, with Mediaset, Atresmedia and RTVE assumed to be among the bidders. The move indicates Mediapro has abandoned its […]

January 12, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

FIFA Arab Cup draws record viewership for beIN

beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN Sports, revealed that it has achieved record-setting viewership figures of over 450 million cumulative views during the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 that was held from November 30th to December 18th 2021. In a move to make such a regionally […]

January 5, 2022

Hisense to unveil 8K Laser TV at CES

Chinese consumer electronics giant Hisense is to unveil its 8K TriChroma Laser TV at CES, which boasts a 120″ screen. While the unit’s price – at around $5,999 – might be beyond the reach of most homes, Hisense is also addressing the mass market with a competitively priced ‘entry level’ series of 4K products (E6H […]

January 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

beIN celebrates 1 year until World Cup 2022

The countdown continues towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup, marked by beIN Media Group with the release of an exclusive behind-the-scenes original film featuring some of the world’s biggest football stars, ahead of the event in November 2022. beIN is the official broadcaster of the tournament in France and in 24 countries across the Middle […]

November 22, 2021

Ericsson, Ooredoo partner for World Cup 2022 5G

Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar are partnering to ensure that hundreds of thousands of football fans from around the world will have access to next-gen 5G connectivity experiences possible – inside several event stadiums and across the country – when Qatar hosts the football World Cup in November and December 2022. The partners will provide network […]

November 16, 2021

Eleven acquires AFC rights in 6 new markets

The Eleven Group is set to launch in multiple territories across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, with a D2C service at the heart of the project. By 2022, Eleven will be delivering for fans in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines with plans to expand further in the near future. […]

October 6, 2021