beIN Sport passes the 500,000 subs mark

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 20-08-2012

Al Jazeera’s premium sport brand beIn Sport has passed the 500,000 subcribers mark, the group reported earlier this month.

Launched in France before the summer, the new pay-TV sports channel has gone beyond the expectations of its Qatari shareholders. « This is a great satisfaction, since beIN Sport 1 was launched on 1 June and its sister channel beIN Sport 2 two weeks ago » President Nasser Al-Khelaifi commented on 9 August.

The Qatar group is expecting even more positive results when French Ligue 1, Champions League, Europa League and the Spanish Liga kicked off on its channels.

BeIN Sport live channel offering was enriched earlier this month by a service of eight event channels called beIN Sport Max. Included in the subcription fee, this service is available on IPTV and FTTH platforms (Alice, Bouygues Telecom, Free, Orange, SFR) and on cable (Numéricâble, Auchan Box et Darty box THD).