Game on for Al Jaz beIN Sports USA 1 and 2 from 1 August
Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 22-05-2012
Al-Jazeera’s beIN Sports USA 1 and 2 will be officially launched on 1 August, Youssef Mohammad Al-Obaidly, MD of the two new sport channels, has revealed.
The new channels, the MD said, will "bring to the American community a new way of watching sports, a better way, where all platforms come together to provide a truly customised and totally unprecedented depth of interactive experience to the viewer."
The channels are developed in partnership with Imagina US and the Qatar group is already in the last stages of negotiation with different providers.
BeIN Sports USA has also announced the arrival of veteran American English language football commentator Phil Schoen. He had been the primary English-language play-by-play announcer at GOLTV USA since 2003. He is expected to continue as the English language voice of La Liga in the USA, including the Barcelona vs Real Madrid clásicos.