beIN Sports Channel

KEY FACTS
Founded: June, 2012
Parent Company: beIN Media Group
Tagline: "The International Sports Network"
Website: beinsports.com

While they haven't been around for all that long, beIN has made major strides in the international sports world over the past few years. Of particular note, they've expanded into a variety of well-established international soccer markets -- more specifically, thanks to a series of acquisitions, they now have the broadcast rights to the following countries/leagues: French football league (Ligue 1 and Ligue 1), Spain (La Liga, Copa del Rey), Brazil/South America (Copa Libertadores), Canada, Australia, etc. With a mix of top tier broadcast teams, the live events are quite entertaining and well produced as well (unless, of course, your favorite team is on the wrong side of the score :).

In addition to soccer, beIN has also expanded into rugby (Super League, European Rugby), motorsports (Superbike league, FIFA Rallycross), tennis (Wimbledon, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, ATP World), handball (EHF Champions), basketball (Olympics), etc. So, just 5+ years in, beIN has become a large player in international contests and expect much of the same in the coming years.

beIN Sports Programming & Shows

Original Series: Live sporting events, Sports Night, The XTRA, The Locker Room, Sports Burst, Le Club, The Express, El Club, Ligue 1/2, Bundesliga, La Liga, Copa del Rey, etc.
Reruns: various encore airings of live events

Is beIN Sports Available on DIRECTV or DISH?

DIRECTV
DISH
Not available - Channel 620 (SD / HD)
Available - Channel 392 (SD / HD)

DIRECTV Packages with beIN Sports:

Note: In late 2018, due to a contractual issue, DIRECTV temporarily pulled beIN Sports from all their line-ups. If it's a must-have channel, consider the DISH packages to the right...

DISH Packages with beIN Sports:

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