beIN SPORTS to broadcast FIFA Women's World Cup in Indonesia
Monday, 3 June 2019 () JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- beIN Asia Pacific - part of beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group - ("beIN"), today announced a new media rights agreement that will see its flagship brand - beIN SPORTS broadcast the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ in Indonesia.
This new deal means that beIN will distribute this year's FIFA Women's World Cup to more countries* than any other global broadcaster. In addition to Indonesia, the rights coverage in Asia includes Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
"Thailand has qualified for the Women's World Cup for the second consecutive time and is the first country in Southeast Asia to achieve such unprecedented success in football on a global stage," said Mike Kerr, Managing Director, beIN Asia Pacific. "The tournament will be a transformational year for women in football with record-breaking crowds and increased coverage. We are extremely proud to support women's football and encourage everyone to be the 12^th man and support the amazing athletes as they battle it out in France this June. By showing your solidarity and support, you too can change the game."
FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ will air on beIN SPORTS channels and on beIN's live streaming service, beIN SPORTS CONNECT. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, fans can have access to all matches anytime, anywhere on any connected mobile device, laptop, desktop computer and television with Chromecast or Apple TV.
Watch beIN SPORTS' "Be Our 12^th Man" Women's World Cup campaign here.
*Advocating change for women in sports through "beINSPIRED" *
On the same day as the major sports rights deal announcement with FIFA, beIN has also launched a new global project to encourage women and girls across the world to play more sport, under the new branding of "beINSPIRED".
beINSPIRED believes in the power of broadcasting to inspire the next generation of athletes and fans to participate in sport, regardless of gender, race or background. Next month's FIFA Women's World Cup will be the first beINSPIRED tournament aired on beIN SPORTS with the new beINSPIRED logo promoted on screens during all matches. As part of the project, beIN is also looking to introduce inspiring on-air talent, enter partnerships with rights-holders and other brands, and create more digital content to celebrate the most inspiring sporting stories and successes, with more announcements on this to come.
* Under the new deal with FIFA, beIN SPORTS' network coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ will span a remarkable array of geographically and culturally diverse countries - Algeria, Bahrain, Cambodia, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
*About beIN ASIA PACIFIC*
*beIN ASIA PACIFIC* is a multi-platform media company. Offering a stellar line-up of live sporting events through its premium brand, beIN SPORTS, we serve passionate fans with great coverage, news and analysis of the top leagues and competitions from around the planet, as well as exclusive and never-before-available content. beIN SPORTS is available in 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Headquartered in Singapore, we are part of beIN Media Group, the fastest-growing global media and entertainment company with over 60 channels worldwide.
*About beIN MEDIA GROUP*
*beIN MEDIA GROUP* is a leading independent global media group and one of the foremost sports & entertainment networks in the world. The group distributes and produces an unrivalled array of entertainment, live sport and major international events across 5 continents, 43 countries and in 7 different languages spanning Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
*beIN MEDIA GROUP's* flagship sports network, beIN SPORTS, holds the single largest portfolio of sports rights of any global broadcaster; and through its iconic MIRAMAX film studio, beIN holds an extensive library of Hollywood blockbusters while having a growing presence in series and movies production and distribution, as well as in the digital space. beIN MEDIA GROUP acquired Digiturk, the leading pay-tv operator in Turkey, in August 2016; and now has over 55 million subscribers worldwide.