Qatari broadcaster secures World Cup 2018, 2022 media rights

beIN Sports says its French unit will be able to offer all 64 matches from both competitions
Qatari broadcaster secures World Cup 2018, 2022 media rights
By Staff writer
Sat 16 Jan 2016 11:04 AM

The French unit of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports has announced that it has secured rights to show action from the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

BeIN Sports France said in a statement that it is sharing the rights with commercial broadcaster TF1.

BeIN Sports said that it will be the only broadcaster to offer all 64 games from both competitions, including 36 on an exclusive basis.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group and president of beIN Sports, said: “We are pleased to continue to provide our subscribers with the best international football.

"Since its creation, beIN Sports broadasts the most important and greatest sport competitions and the FiFA World Cups are the pinnacle of international sports events. We are once again delivering our promise to offer beIN Sports subscribers in France an unparalleled package of premium sport content and share with fans the best emotions,” he added.

In 2014, Qatari network Al Jazeera Sport rebranded its package of channels across the Middle East and North Africa as beIN Sport, bringing them in line with the broadcaster’s assets elsewhere in the world.

The brand beIN Sport was initially unveiled by Qatari Sports Investment, the parent company of Al Jazeera Sport, in 2012 following the acquisition of live broadcasting rights to France’s Ligue 1 football league.

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