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Hisense sponsors World Cup 2022

Chinese technology giants Hisense is to sponsor the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hisense gets the rights to present to its customers specially-created, video-on-demand programming using past FIFA World Cup content, delivered through its integrated VIDAA smart TV platform. The Qatar World Cup is due to take place from November 21st until December […]

May 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

South Africa: SuperSport acquires World Cup 2022 pay-TV rights

All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, will be broadcast live on SuperSport after the broadcaster concluded a broadcast deal with FIFA. SuperSport’s pay TV broadcast rights extend to all platforms across sub-Saharan Africa. HD coverage will be across multiple channels with expert analysis, in-depth digital offerings, supplementary […]

April 9, 2021

fuboTV acquires South American World Cup qualifiers

fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation. fuboTV says the agreement, a partnership with the 10 South American teams’ rights holders, strengthens its position as a sports-first live TV streaming platform and its offering […]

April 9, 2021

FIFA on track despite pandemic

Covid-19 severely disrupted football at all levels in 2020, with the cancellation or postponement of leagues and FIFA’s football tournaments around the world. Despite the impact of the pandemic on the international match calendar and global economy, FIFA says that its revenue in 2020 exceeded its revised budget. In addition, preparations for its flagship tournament, […]

March 22, 2021

FIFA Club World Cup Qatar on beIN Sports MENA

beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment group, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the  FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 on beIN Sports across 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). This edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will see 6 teams compete in two world-class stadiums in […]

February 4, 2021

Saudi Arabia, Qatar ‘truce’ should include media

A carefully-orchestrated – and highly public – rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and four other gulf states and Qatar sees the end result as a reopening of trade, contacts and communications. The various announcements do not specifically mention Qatar’s Al Jazeera news channel, or the long-running dispute with Qatar-based beIN Sports. But the agreements, showcased at […]

January 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Research: Arab countries form top 5 VPN adopters

According to data from the Atlas VPN research team, VPN (Virtual Private Network) downloads reached 134 million in 2020 H1, taking 85 selected countries into account. VPN is best described as a service that hides the user’s real IP address and encrypts their online traffic. As a result, these changes prevent third parties such as […]

October 28, 2020