beIN SPORTS commits to Club World Cup TV despite piracy issues in Saudi

November 28 – Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports has bought the TV rights for the next two editions of  the FIFA Club World Cup  in Qatar.

The 2019 edition will see Al Hilal, from Saudi make their Club World Club debut in Qatar, a tournament that will only likely be seen in their country via pirate broadcasts.  beIN SPORTS is available on pirate beoutQ boxes through illegal IPTV apps – so beoutQ subscribers will be able to watch the Club World Cup.

The beIN deal covers 24 countries across the Middle East & North Africa.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, said: “We are delighted to have secured the exclusive media rights to the Club World Cup across 24 countries…once again showing our commitment to broadcasting the best sporting competitions on the planet, With our world class studios 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.”

The FIFA Club World Cup features the champions from each continent – Europe (Liverpool), South America (Flamengo), North and Central America and the Caribbean (C.F. Monterrey), Africa (ES Tunis), Oceania (Hienghene Sport), Asia (Al Hilal) – as well as host nation champions Al Sadd.

Taking place from 11 to 21 December, the competition will be played in three stadiums.

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