sports rights

YouTube broadcast of Spanish second division football announced in 155 countries
YouTube channel will provide live English coverage from Spain´s second division providing free access to the competition in countries where it had previously been unavailable.
beIN secures English Premier League rights for next four seasons
As the new EPL season kicks off, beIN have announced a deal for MENA broadcast rights until the 2021/22 season
Kwese Iflix gets rights to NBA Africa Game 2018
Africa's digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has secured rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US pro basketball league NBA’s third game to be played in Africa.
Simplestream appoints EMEA sales director
Simplestream has appointed Fabio Gallo as sales director for EMEA region.
Arabsat demands FIFA apology over World Cup piracy claims
The Saudi-based Arabsat has accused Qatari-owned BeIN Sports of a 'smear campaign'
Broadcasters are World Cup losers owing to piracy trend in Africa
With the costs of buying legal World Cup TV subscriptions often too expensive for viewers, widespread piracy is leading to losses for broadcast rights owners across many regions in Africa.
beIN to Broadcast 22 World Cup Matches on Its Free-to-Air Channels in MENA
The broadcasters said this landmark deal represents a gesture of goodwill by the global broadcaster to offer its content to the widest possible audience across the Arabic speaking world.
World Cup broadcast in 4K Ultra HD on eLife from Etisalat
Football fans in the UAE will have the opportunity to watch 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia also in 4K, on channel 772 in English and channel 773 in Arabic.
Uncertainty remains over du, Etisalat FIFA World Cup packages
At the moment, only beIN satellite subscribers will be able to watch the event in the UAE