BeIN Media Group


BBC Studios extends beIN partnership

BBC Studios is set to develop its partnership with Doha-based beIN Media Group by signing a memo of understanding that establishes a strategic partnership between the two companies, “to explore opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.” The partnership will run for three years from this […]

CBS & BeIN partner to bring titles to MENA

CBS Studios International and BeIN Media Group, the MENA (Middle East and North Africa)-based pay TV and entertainment group, have made a multiplatform licensing agreement for CBS and The CW programming. For the first time, BeIN Media Group’s portfolio of entertainment channels will broadcast CBS series including action-drama Macgyver, the CBS All Access original series The Good […]

BeIN chairman becomes interim Miramax CEO

BeIN Media Group chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has become interim chief executive of US studio Miramax following the exit of the long-serving Steven Schoch. Al-Khelaifi is already Miramax’s chairman following BeIN’s acquisition of the US company last year, and will now take on the CEO post while a replacement for Schoch is found. Schoch had been […]

HGTV set for European debut in Poland

Scripps Networks Interactive is due to roll out its home and garden-focused cable network, HGTV, to Poland in January 2017, marking the channel’s European debut. The network, which broadcasts a variety of how-to shows geared towards home improvement and gardening, will be available via Scripps-owned Polish operator TVN. The Polish version of the channel will […]

beIN completes Digiturk acquisition

beIN Media Group has finally completed its acquisition of Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk from its holding company DP Acquisitions. Announcing the move, beIN Media Group chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said that the acquisition represents the “largest deal in the history of our group and a major milestone in our global expansion”. The completion […]

AMC launches five nets with beIN

AMC Networks International has partnered with operator beIN to launch five channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the deal, AMC will become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the region in HD. Four other newly-localised, premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the beIN platform – CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor […]

BeIN finalises acquisition of Digitürk

Turkey’s Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has completed the sale of pay TV operation Digitürk to Qatar’s BeIN Media Group. Digitürk was 53.3% owned by Çukurova Holdinga snd 46.7% owned by private equity group Providence Equity. Digitürk has an estimated 3.5 million subscribers. The sale price has not been disclosed by is reported to be […]

CBeebies to make MENA debut through beIN

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies is […]

beIN Media buys Miramax

The fast-growing Qatar-based beIN Media Group has bought US studio Miramax. The deal, financial details of which were not disclosed, hands beIN 100% of the LA-based Miramax, which has been on the block since last year. Shareholders cashing out include Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital, who led a takeover of the studio six years […]

Vivendi ‘eyes beIN Sport acquisition’

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré has set his sights on the acquisition of Canal+ rival beIN Sport France, with talks underway, according to French daily Libération, citing unnamed sources. According to the paper, Vivendi is considering two options: an exclusive distribution agreement that would give it the right to distribute beIN Sport France to the exclusion […]