AFC and beIN MEDIA Extend Their Agreement Until 2032

  • Publish date: Monday، 10 October 2022
AFC and beIN MEDIA Extend Their Agreement Until 2032

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and beIN MEDIA GROUP have announced the completion of a historic long-term agreement under which beIN will have the rights to broadcast all AFC matches for 3 consecutive phases until 2032 in the Middle East and North Africa region.

According to the group’s website, during the first phase (2022-2024), beIN Media and its leading sports channel, beIN SPORTS, will have the exclusive rights to broadcast all AFC matches within specific countries in the Middle East and North Africa, except Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran and Iraq.

The list of (14) countries in which beIN has exclusive rights includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.

beIN also has non-exclusive broadcasting rights in the following countries: Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, and Sudan.

As for the subsequent phases 2025-2028 and 2029-2032, beIN will have exclusive rights to cover and broadcast all AFC tournaments in 17 countries within the Middle East and North Africa, and non-exclusive rights in 6 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa

Under this partnership between the AFC and beIN, which dates to 2010, beIN SPORTS will offer exclusive coverage of AFC matches across its four AFC matches channels, providing viewers with the opportunity to watch all matches simultaneously.

The coverage of each match will also be accompanied by the best world-class sports analysis studios provided by beIN through a selection of its most distinguished talents in the world of sports analysis.

The rights to broadcast the AFC competitions will be available on all beIN subscription packages and added to beIN SPORTS’ unparalleled sports portfolio across the MENA region, which also includes exclusive rights to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, FA Cup and many more broadcast rights for other sports and entertainment.

On this occasion, Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, said: “We are pleased to conclude this long-term partnership with the Asian Football Confederation, which extends until 2032. It is a very important agreement for beIN and all of our business, and it demonstrates our full commitment to privileged rights for the long term.

He continued, “The rights to broadcast AFC matches and tournaments enhance our unique and exceptional portfolio of exclusive sports and entertainment rights over the next decade.

This new deal cements beIN's position as the home of sports and entertainment within the MENA region both now and for decades to come.

We look forward to being a trusted partner for Asian football across the region.”

AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John said of the historic deal: “The AFC is pleased to enter into this distinguished partnership with beIN, which has been a loyal partner of Asian sport since 2010.

He added, “The Middle East and North Africa region is home to many passionate fans of Asian football, and we are delighted to be able to share it with hundreds of millions of viewers and fans across the region.”

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