The next two editions of the Club World Cup will be available on beIN channels in the MENA region. The group has inked a deal with FIFA for exclusive rights to broadcast the competition in the MENA region for 2019 and 2020.
This year, the competition begins on December 11 and will last for 10 days. This will allow BeIN to attract significant advertising revenue through one of FIFA’s most popular competitions.
The FIFA Club World Cup is the greatest global club competition, with champions from each continent — Europe’s Champions League winner Liverpool, South America’s Flamengo, C.F. Monterrey of North and Central America and the Caribbean, ES Tunis, Oceania winner Hienghene Sport and Asia’s Al Hilal as well as host nation champions Al Sadd — competing in Qatar for the title of greatest football club in the world.
The CEO of beIN Media, Yousef Al-Obaidly, commented, “We are delighted to have secured the exclusive media rights for the FIFA Club World Cup across 24 countries of the Middle East and North Africa, once again showing our commitment to broadcasting the best sporting competitions on the planet. With our world-class studios and 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.’’
On the other hand, the chief commercial officer of football governing body FIFA, Simon Thomas, added “Naturally we are thrilled to have beIN SPORTS on board for both of the next two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. They are already an immensely important broadcast partner of FIFA’s, being the premier broadcaster in the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, with unrivalled reach in a region that represents one of the key markets in the world today. We thank them for their commitment and look forward very much to continuing our valued partnership.”