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beIN SPORTS Removed from Verizon Fios


Verizon Fios Has Chosen to Deny its Customers Access to beIN's
Unparalleled Sports Coverage of LaLiga, El Clásico, MotoGP, MotoAmerica,
WTA, Conference USA, and More

beIN SPORTS – sets the record straight concerning Verizon Fios' decision
to drop beIN SPORTS.

"beIN SPORTS USA learned late last night that despite its offer to
extend its contract with Verizon on the same rates and terms, Verizon
chose to abruptly cease negotiations and drop the beIN SPORTS channels
from its platform. Verizon falsely claims that beIN sought 'significant'
rate increases. In fact, beIN offered to continue under the same modest
fee increase structure it established when it launched in 2012. Verizon,
conversely, sought to re-package beIN to higher more expensive tiers
where customers have to pay more for the content they love. beIN will
not allow Verizon to use its content in this manner and will continue
its fight to achieve carriage in lower priced tiers on behalf of
consumers and content partners," said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS'
Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada.

Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en
Español can visit or
call 1-877-789-1395 to file a complaint to their cable provider
directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN

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Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS 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 LaLiga,
, Copa del Rey, Coupe de France , 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 motorsports,
martial arts
(MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the recent
addition of Conference
coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football,
Men's and Women's Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and
Volleyball. Through beIN
, 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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