The new partnership will give QST access to BeINs worldwide network, with the company currently operating across five continents and 43 countries.
BeIN Media Group has signed a partnership with Qatar SportsTech, a sports industry start-up incubator (QST) to support the sports industrys projects.
BeIN and QST will work together to meet the demands of the sports industry and provide start-ups with the mentoring, funding and networking opportunities needed to grow and reach the next stage of development.
The new partnership will give QST access to BeINs worldwide network, with the company currently operating across 5 continents and 43 countries. In return, BeINs investment will give the group access to the latest products and ideas in sports.
Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN Media Group, said: beIN Media Group is committed to providing its customers with the best possible viewing experience, and to do so we always want to be at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and innovations. QST is a brilliant initiative that gives creative ideas the space and support that they need to grow, and were excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring for the international start-ups taking part and for our company and its customers around the world.
QST selects 10 start-ups every nine months (one cycle), who undergo an intensive three-month program that provides one-on-one mentorship, seed funding, day-to-day logistics and direct access to a highly international network of investors and corporate partners from all corners of the sports industry.
After three months of intense acceleration and development at the Aspire Zone in Doha, the first cycle concluded on May 2 with an exclusive Demo Day event at the Khalifa International Stadium.
QST attracted teams from seven different nationalities and showcased solutions ranging from wearables and equipment, fan engagement and experience, sports medical, e-sports, sports culture, sports tourism, team performance and analytics, and venue optimisation.
Koen Bosma, Managing Director for QST, added: We are thrilled to be partnering with beIN Media Group. Adding one of the most innovative sports broadcasters as a partner strengthens Qatar SportsTechs dominant position on a global scale. With the support of beIN, we will provide enrolling sports tech startups with world-class talent, network, and mentorship in both sports and entertainment while furthering Doha as a leading sports tech capital.