BeIN channels will now be available only through official beIN platforms.
UAE telecoms operator du has confirmed that beIN content will no longer be available on its TV packages, effective July 1, 2023, after renewal negotiations had hit an impasse.
Earlier this month, Etisalat removed the beIN package from its elife platform.
Word in the market is that this will fuel piracy.
“Discussions with du regarding the renewal and inclusion of beIN’s channels in its packages have been ongoing for many months. Should beIN not be available on du packages from 1 July, when the current agreement ends, beIN will continue to provide its valued and loyal UAE subscribers with the world’s very best premium sports and entertainment content. UAE customers can still watch key sports events such as European football leagues, UEFA club and national team competitions, ATP/WTA tennis including Wimbledon, this summer’s The Ashes series between England and Australia, NBA and American sports, and much more through the beIN Satellite Network and TOD. du subscribers inquiring about possible cancellation and/or refunds, should contact du customer service on +971-43905555,” a beIN spokesperson said.
BeIN has exclusive MENA broadcasting rights to most major international championships including the English Premier League, the Champions League, Spanish La Liga, NBA basketball, international cricket like the T20 World Cup and IPL, Italian Serie A football, rugby, UFC, Formula 1, pro cycling, ATP/WTA tennis including Wimbledon, and international golf among many others.