As per the deal, the Middle East and African media company will broadcast both the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup live and exclusively on beIN Sports across the region.
BeIN Media has signed a two-year media rights agreement to be the sole broadcaster for the FIFA Club World Cup football competition in 24 countries across the MENA region beginning in December.
Set to take place in Qatar, both the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup will be broadcast live and exclusively on beIN Sports across the region.
Taking place from December 11 to 21, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 will be played in three stadiums including Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium which are set to host FIFA World Cup matches in three years’ time.
Commenting on the development, beIN Media CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly said: “We are delighted to have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA Club World Cup across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, once again showing our commitment to broadcasting the best sporting competitions on the planet. With our world-class studios and facilities in Doha, as well as our experienced staff and talent, beIN Sports will proudly broadcast this prestigious international club football tournament to millions of viewers across the region.
Simon Thomas, chief commercial officer of football governing body FIFA added: “Naturally, we are thrilled to have beIN Sports on board for both of the next two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. They are already an immensely important broadcast partner of FIFA’s, being the premier broadcaster in the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, with unrivalled reach in a region that represents one of the key markets in the world today. We thank them for their commitment and look forward very much to continuing our valued partnership.”