BeIN Sport to launch in Indonesia.
June 19, 2013 07.54 Europe/London By Robert Briel

BeIN Sport and media company MP & Silva have announced their partnership to launch three sports channels in Indonesia.

BeIN Sport will launch three HD channels featuring football, including coverage of the Barclays Premier League, as well as other sports events such as the 17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014. The channels will be known as BeIN Sport 1 HD, BeIN Sport 2 HD and BeIN Sport 3 Premier League HD.

The BeIN Sport channels will be available on some of Indonesia’s leading pay-TV systems from July 1, 2013. All three channels will be available on Orange TV and NexMedia, while BeIN Sport HD and 2 HD will be available on First Media.

Commenting on the news Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman of BeIN Sport, said: “Expansion into the Asia market has been a priority objective for beIN SPORT and in particular we have been keen to be involved in the growth potential of pay TV in Indonesia.” He added, “We are delighted to be partnering with MP & Silva who bring to our joint venture exceptional expertise in the Asia market.”

“We are delighted to partner beIN SPORT to launch three television sports channels featuring the best football in Indonesia, because it is the market where we foresee will have the highest pay-TV growth in terms of subscription in the next five years,” said Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva Group CEO.

“BeIN Sport is a consolidated and successful international broadcaster with an excellent track record of delivering high quality sports programmes. Most importantly, we believe that sports fans across Indonesia will appreciate and welcome the introduction of the most exciting and fastest growing sports channel brand today, with their experience and expertise in sports television production.”