What: International sports network beIN SPORTS announced the renewal of the exclusive broadcast rights for three of the top soccer leagues in the world: Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1.
Why it matters:All matches from these leagues will be available on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in the 2015-2016 seasons. BeIN Sports had the Broadcast Rights for the U.S. of the recent Copa America in Chile and has emerged as one of the main right holders of Soccer and Sports events in the U.S.
beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, announced the renewal of the exclusive broadcast rights for three of the top soccer leagues in the world – Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1, commencing with the 2015-2016 seasons. All matches from these leagues will be available on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the network’s live streaming platform.
Known as “the league of the stars,” La Liga is the top football league in Spain, with star studded talent including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez. This season kicks off on August 21st with a full slate of ten matches. Highlights for the upcoming schedule include the always anticipated “El Clasico” matchup, where Spain’s top teams, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, go head to head on November 22nd at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.
Serie A, Italy’s first division soccer league, will kick off on August 22nd. The top matches to watch this season include three time defending champions Juventus vs. last year’s runner up Roma on August 30th, as well as the Milan Derby, where city rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan go head to head on September 13th.
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Ligue 1, France’s top soccer division will kick off on August 7th. Exciting matchups to watch include the first “Le Classique” of the season, played between bitter rivals Olympique Marseille and three time defending champion Paris Saint-Germain on October 3rd.
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beIN SPORTS will cover all matches from these leagues across its family of networks, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN CONNECT – the live streaming platform than can carry up to 11 live matches or events.All news and analysis from these leagues and the world of sports is covered on The Express and Express Extra, which airs daily. Experts also discuss, react, and preview all of the happenings in the world of soccer on The Locker Room, which airs weekly.
“We at beIN SPORTS are thrilled to announce the renewal of these three great competitions, and we are very happy that we will continue to provide sports fans with the world’s best sporting events,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group. “With so many exclusive live matches, a one-of-a-kind viewing experience, and top notch original programming, beIN SPORTS continues to provide the content that passionate soccer and sports fans crave – whether they are watching in the comfort of their home or on a mobile device.