BeInSports USA starts online transmission
BeInSports USA today started online transmission of their signal (www.beinsport.tv). BeInSports USA is the latest entrant to the US soccer market after outbidding GOL-TV and Fox to the rights for Spain’s La Liga (English and Spanish); Italy’s Serie A (English and Spanish); and Ligue 1 (English only). The rights stretch for the next 3 seasons (through the 2014-15 season). The channel is operated by Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV and is expected to officially launch on August 15th. The launch date is actually 15-days delayed from the original expected launch date of August 1st. The channel is yet to announce which provider(s) will carry them.
BeInSports USA will launch 2 channels: BeInSports1 (English) and BeInSports2 (Spanish). Besides La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, the channel will carry South American World Cup qualifiers, Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, Italian SuperCup, Copa America, BarcaTV and Real Madrid TV. Between now and August 10th, the online service is expected to carry many live and delayed club friendlies. August 10th marks the start of Ligue 1 while August 11th sees the Italian SuperCup between Juventus and Napoli.
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