BeIN is also the official broadcaster of the UEFA Women's Champions League, UEFA Women's Euro 2022, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, W Series, among others.
BeIN Media Group has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League across 37 territories spanning the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Asia-Pacific and North America.
BeIN Sports will broadcast the tournament across the 24 countries in the MENA region, as well as Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and the US and Canada.
The eight-team CAF tournament, which got underway on Friday, November 5, will showcase the best women’s football in Africa, with the final due to take place in Egypt on November 19. The rights are the latest addition to beIN’s burgeoning beINSPIRED portfolio.
BeIN Sports launched its beINSPIRED initiative in 2019, aiming to give a greater platform to under-represented sports and talent, with a particular focus on women’s sport. This was followed by beIN Sports’ broadcast of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 in 31 territories globally, more than any other broadcaster worldwide. BeIN now holds a range of women’s sports rights across multiple territories.
In addition to the newly announced CAF Women’s Champions League, beIN is also the official broadcaster of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, women’s tennis Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon & the US Open), WTA Tour all across MENA, Billie Jean King Cup 2021 – the World Cup of Women’s Tennis – in Australia, France and MENA, W Series in the US, Canada and MENA, and a range of Paris Saint-Germain Féminine games in various markets, as well as key women’s events from handball, basketball and swimming, to name just a few.
Mohammad Al-Subaie, CEO of beIN MENA said: “We are pleased to have secured the rights to broadcast the CAF Women’s Champions League across 37 countries worldwide. 2021 has been a successful year for beINSPIRED, where we’ve broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League; the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; the best of women’s tennis – including the WTA Tour, all Grand Slams and the BJK Cup; W Series; and much more to millions of fans around the world. BeINSPIRED is a core part of our group’s efforts to shine a light on under-represented sports and inspire the next generation of athletes and fans – regardless of gender, race or background. We are proud that this initiative continues to grow.”
The initiative also aims to drive conversations around the unique challenges faced by women working in sport, both on- and off-screen. Additionally, beIN continues to curate digital and social content to promote women’s sport.