beIN Sports sign exclusive MENA rights deal for next 4 Olympic Games

By iSportconnect | August 18, 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and beIN Media Group have signed an exclusive multi-territory deal in the Middle East and North Africa, viagra without prescription agreed by the parties last year.  The deal is for all media rights to the next 4 Olympic Games, both summer and winter, starting with the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

beIN Sports will become the exclusive official broadcaster of the Olympic Games across its territories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This long-term agreement provides beIN Sports with the rights to broadcast the Winter Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and Beijing in 2018 and 2022 respectively along with the rights to the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

beIN SPORTS owns and distributes 18 Linear sports channels across 24 territories in MENA. 

beIN SPORTS were already closely linked to the Olympics, having been MENA rights holders since the 2004 Olympic Games. 

For Rio 2016 Olympic games, beIN Sports has broadcast more than 160 hours of live content each day across 15 linear channels, all delivered in Arabic and English. 

IOC President Thomas Bach said “I am pleased to welcome our new broadcast partner in the Middle East and North Africa, beIN SPORTS. With its excellent track record in broadcasting, we believe that it will provide fantastic coverage across the region of each edition of the Olympic Games, including free-to-air television coverage. beIN SPORTS has also committed to providing unprecedented promotion of Olympic sports all year round, including significant support for the Olympic Channel in the future.”