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beIN SPORTS Removed from Comcast Xfinity Systems in Carriage Dispute


As of Midnight July 31st, Comcast Has Chosen to Deny Their Xfinity
Subscribers Nationwide Access to Premium Sports Coverage of LaLiga, El
Clásico, MotoGP, MotoAmerica, WTA, Conference USA, and More

Today, beIN SPORTS – the fastest-growing sports network in the world –
is informing its loyal viewers on Comcast/Xfinity platforms that they
have lost access to the network's valuable programming.

"We are deeply disappointed that despite our best efforts over the last
year to resolve the situation, millions of Comcast Xfinity subscribers
have lost access to the content they love. We are happy to extend
existing terms while we continue to negotiate, but unfortunately Comcast
would rather continue to charge the same while taking away valuable and
loved content from customers," said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS' Deputy
Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada. "The truth is, we face a
disheartening trend of media consolidation, where the big get bigger and
innovative brands like ours that serve diverse audiences get pushed-out.
This is almost always to the detriment of consumers who end up paying
the price. We hope it stops now."

This announcement comes four months after beIN SPORTS was forced to file
a carriage complaint against Comcast due to violating program carriage
rules and the non-discrimination condition attached with the FCC's
approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal. The network took legal action
to ensure beIN SPORTS content is made available to the largest possible
audience of fans, in line with the position of other major sports
networks. beIN has expressed concern that this action is in retaliation
for exercising its right to file with the FCC.

"At beIN SPORTS USA, providing passionate sports fans with coverage of
premier sporting events and content is what we strive for. We remain
hopeful that Comcast will listen to its customers and reach an agreement
to reinstate beIN SPORTS at the same levels of distribution as its own
sports networks with whom beIN successfully competes with," added

Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en
Español can visit
or call 1-877-789-1392 to file a complaint to their cable provider
directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN

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Launched in 2012, beIN
is the fastest-growing sports network in the world and
is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S.,
as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers
premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms
including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live
streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its
unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from
, Ligue
Copa del Rey, Coupe de France and Turkish Süper Lig, as well as news and
in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In
addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven for fans of
martial arts
(MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the
recent addition of
coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College
Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and
Volleyball. Through
, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all
the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow
matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

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