beIN SPORT Gets US Rights to Capital One Cup & Football League Championship

By Community | August 1, 2012

beIN SPORT has acquired the TV and Internet rights to England’s Capital One Cup tournament as well as Football League Championship.

Beginning with the 2012-13 season, order beIN SPORT 1 will broadcast matches from England’s League Cup tournament, now known as the Capital One Cup. Plus, beIN SPORT 1 will show matches from the nPower Championship, the second division in English football and one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues in Europe.

FOX Soccer previously held the rights to both the League Cup and Championship, but beIN SPORT beat the incumbent to the punch.

beIN SPORT is scheduled to launch in the United States on August 15. Based in Miami, the new soccer network will have two channels — beIN SPORT 1 (for English-language broadcasts) and beIN SPORT 2 (for Spanish-language broadcasts).

The challenge, however, will be for the network to sign deals with TV providers between now and the launch date to ensure that soccer fans can watch the TV network in the United States.