beIN, the Qatar-based broadcaster is bringing the ‘Cup of African Nations’ to its viewers in the Middle East North African territory. The football competition, consisting of six African teams which include four Arab teams, will kick off in January 14 next year and will end in February 05, 2017.
The broadcaster will be screening the tournament regionally and exclusively, with 32 matches being played in four cities. Three beIN channels, beIN Max1, 2 and 3 will be broadcasting the matches. The first two mentioned channels will screen matches in Arabic and beIN Max 3 will be accessible with French and English commentary.
Special coverage will begin in January 09, alongside programs specially prepared about the participating teams, previous editions of CAN and prospects of the different teams. Broadcast of the competition will be highlighted with the best anchors, analysts and a slew of star guests.
The pay-TV operator is offering its customers a special package named ‘Access La Liga’ for a full HD view of the CAN competition. The package which include regional football and worldwide league like La Liga and CAN, will be available at 15 USD monthly.
Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of beIN MEDIA GROUP, commented: “The Cup of African Nations has always been an extremely competitive and hotly contested football tournament. In 2017, four major Arab nations have qualified and will be the focus of attention of their passionate fans. beIN plans to bring each move of the players, each tackle and each goal live to its subscribers all over the region. We will have a line-up of the best commentators and analysts, in state-of-art studios, to provide comprehensive and in-depth coverage of CAN”.