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SOURCE beIN SPORTS
Premium Soccer Coverage Dominates America's International Sports Network Offering to US Sports Fans
NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, unveiled its 2014-2015 programming schedule today during its first-ever Upfront event. The network presented its solid line-up of premium sports content to advertisers and marketers during the presentation held at Rockefeller Center's, 620 Loft & Garden in New York.
The event offered an interactive sporting experience that included a presentation led by the Managing Director of beIN SPORTS, Yousef Al-Obaidly and Antonio Briceno, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS North America. They will be accompanied by top on-air personalities Kay Murray and Ruud Gullit as Masters of Ceremony, Ray Hudson, Jose Hernandez, Christian Vieri and Terri Leigh.
Since its launch in 2012, beIN SPORTS has quickly emerged as a powerhouse in the global sports arena, having entered the U.S. market with two channels, one in English, beIN SPORTS, and one in Spanish, beIN SPORTS en Espanol, each with separate programming. In addition to the two linear broadcast channels, fans can also turn to beIN SPORTS PLAY, the network's streaming video player, for even more sports action online. beIN SPORTS has seven live digital streams allowing fans to consume as much sports content as possible, totally free by authenticating through their cable provider. With over 22 million subscribers, beIN SPORTS has become the fastest growing independent sports network in the business.
"beIN SPORTS launched in the U.S. with the mission of providing the top sports content to one of the biggest media markets in the world, and to put fans in front of the sports they want," said Antonio Briceno, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS North America. "In just two short years, we have made huge strides towards achieving that goal by bringing viewers over 3,000 hours of live coverage and more premium international content across our various platforms. We take a total market approach as we work to create and deliver innovative and seamless TV and digital media solutions allowing marketers to reach consumers across every available screen."
Of the network's total sports programming offering, one sport dominates the network's line-up-soccer. Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the US and while there are more networks broadcasting soccer in the US than any other sport, this broadcast season, beIN SPORTS will bring fans exclusive coverage of the top soccer leagues and some of the biggest championships in the world. The network will air an array of top soccer programming in the 2014-2015 season, a few of which were highlighted during today's presentation.
Among those slated for the 2014/2015 season are:
In addition to these top three European leagues, beIN SPORTS has a strong portfolio of other soccer leagues and matches including the Russian Premier League, Football Championship (UK) and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers.
This season, the network will also bring fans high quality original sports and entertainment studio programming featuring coverage, news, analysis and more. Both of the following studio shows will be headed to Chile to provide comprehensive wall-to-wall coverage of Copa America in 2015.
In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS will also provide viewers with other exciting sports championships including:
For more information on beIN SPORTS programming or the 2014-2015 schedule, please visit www.beinsports.tv.
About beIN SPORTS USA
beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S., offering viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS USA is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from around the world, including exclusive matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Football Championship (UK), Copa America 2015, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. With beIN SPORTS PLAY, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and Boxing, among others.
For more information, please visit www.beinsports.tv. Follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like our beIN SPORTS USA Facebook page for breaking news and real-time updates.
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