beIN Sports (Canadian TV channel)

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beIN Sports
BeIN Sports.png
Launched31 January 2014
NetworkbeIN SPORTS
Owned byEthnic Channels Group
(name licensed by beIN Media Group)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan"The International Sports Network"
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Sister channel(s)beIN Sports MENA
beIN Sports France
beIN Sports USA
BeIN Sports Australia
BeIN Sports Spain
WebsitebeIN Sports Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TVChannel 1412 (HD)
Shaw DirectCh. 618 (Advanced) (HD)
Ch. 118 (Classic) (HD)
Cable
CogecoCh. 859 (Ontario) (HD)
Ch. 785 (Quebec) (HD)
EastLinkChannel 425 (HD)
Rogers CableChannel 391 (SD)
Channel 491 (HD)
Shaw CableChannel 234 (HD)
VidéotronChannel 797 (HD)
IPTV
Bell Fibe TVChannel 1412 (HD)
Bell MTSChannel 527 (SD)
Channel 1527 (HD)
Optik TVChannel 983 (HD)
SaskTelChannel 242 (SD)
Channel 542 (HD)
VMediaChannel 371 (HD)
ZazeenChannel 77 (HD)
Streaming media
beIN Sports ConnectWebsite

beIN Sports is a Canadian exempt English language Category B specialty channel that airs international sports content. beIN Sports primarily airs soccer, featuring coverage of such leagues as La Liga, Ligue 1, along with content from other leagues in Europe. In addition, the channel airs matches from such sports as Rugby, Auto racing, Handball, Motorcycle racing, Tennis and Volleyball.

History[edit]

Logo used from 2014 - 2017

On 18 December 2013, Ethnic Channels Group announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Al Jazeera Media Network, owners of the beIN Sports brand, to launch a version of the beIN Sports brand in Canada.[1] Initially, the agreement involved the launch of two channels, services in both English and Spanish. beIN Sports en Español launched in 2015.

On 31 January 2014, the English service, beIN Sports, officially launched in Canada on MTS, later launching in March on the larger television service providers, Rogers and Bell satellite and Fibe.[2]

In August 2014, the CRTC approved a request by Ethnic Channels Group to have the U.S. Spanish-language version of beIN Sports, beIN Sports En Español, authorized for distribution in Canada.[3]

In August 2017, Ethnic Channels Group reached a deal to sublicense beIN Sports content to the new over-the-top sports streaming service DAZN for its Canadian launch until 2019.[4]

Programming[edit]

beIN Sports Canada features live and recorded events from the following leagues and competitions:

Soccer[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Auto racing[edit]

Motorcycle racing[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ beIN Sport partners with Ethnic Channels Group for distribution in Canada PR Newswire 12 18 13
  2. ^ BeIN Sports Canada launches MediaInCanada.com 03 24 14
  3. ^ "Addition of BeIN Español to the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution". CRTC. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  4. ^ "DAZN sub-licenses BeIN Sports rights package in Canada". SportsPro. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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