International Handball Federation Names beINSports as New TV Partner

By Community | February 20, 2014

The International Handball Federation (IHF) has announced today that beINSports has become their new TV partner. 

beINSports, an affiliate of Al Jazeera Media Network, will showcase the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Handball World Championships according to the agreement concluded by representatives of both parties at the IHF Head Office on Thursday 20 February 2014.

The new TV rights contract is valid for the next two Men’s and Women’s World Championships in 2015 (Qatar and Denmark) and 2017 (France and Germany) and also includes the TV production for those events.

The deal succeeds the deal with former TV rights partner UFA Sports.

IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa, commented: “I hope we will reach all handball enthusiasts worldwide with this new partnership in order to further develop our sport. I have some ideas and they have some ideas, and we have to see together how we can promote our sport. In four years we will evaluate where we are and which benefits we could take from this partnership.”

Al Khelaifi, General Manager of beINSports, was also very satisfied with the conclusion of the agreement: “We love handball. It is a very popular sport and we can work more international now. Handball is very important for our network. So we try to promote it. Handball is fantastic and we want to be part of the success of the IHF. We are proud that beINSports is the new home of handball.”