beIN Sports (commonly pronounced [beːn]) is a global network of sports channels jointly owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments (an affiliate of beIN Media Group). It currently operates four channels in France – beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports 2,beIN Sports 3 and beIN Sports MAX – and launched two channels in the United States (English and Spanish) in August 2012.It launched a live online streaming service in Canada in October 2013 which was followed by a full channel launch on January 31, 2014, after several years of delays due to the difficult regulatory environment in Canada.
In France, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to broadcast major association football tournaments on French television, including Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the European Football Championship.
In the United States and Canada, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to broadcast La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey, South American World Cup Qualifier and Football League Championship matches, in addition to Barca TV.
In Indonesia, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Major League Soccer (MLS), the Brazilian national leagues, and with MP & Silva partnership broadcasting Premier League for three seasons from 2013/14 to 2015/16.
In Hong Kong, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer (MLS), Football League Championship, Football League Cup, TIM Cup, Coupe de la Ligue, in addition to Liverpool TV, Spurs TV, Milan TV.
The channel launched in Australia in late November 2014, following the acquisition of Setanta Sports Australia which rebranded as beIN SPORTS.beIN Sports Australia holds the rights to broadcast Serie A.
As of February 2015, the channel is received by 16,945,000 households (14.6% of those with television) in the United States.