Leading Sports Network Alleges Bad Faith and Unwillingness to
Negotiate in Ongoing Dispute
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/KeepbeIN?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#KeepbeINlt;/agt;–beIN SPORTS (beIN) announced today that it is moving forward with
additional legal action against Comcast through the media bureau of the
Federal Communications Commission due to Comcast’s unwillingness to
negotiate concerning the restoration of beIN to the Comcast platform.
beIN SPORTS was removed from Comcast/Xfinity platforms on July 31st,
2018, denying subscribers access to premium soccer, tennis and
After trying to negotiate with Comcast, Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’
Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada, said: “We are
extremely disappointed that after over a year spent attempting
good-faith negotiations with Comcast, they have ignored customer demand,
refused to negotiate and continued their practice of discriminating
against beIN and other independent networks in favor of their own
affiliated networks. While we remain hopeful and willing to come to an
agreement, we are steadfast in our desire to reinstate beIN SPORTS at
the same levels of distribution as Comcast’s own sports networks with
which beIN SPORTS simply seeks to compete on a fair basis.”
beIN SPORTS is the exclusive broadcast partner in the U.S. and Canada
for the global soccer leagues LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Süper Lig, as well as
premium competitions such as Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Copa
del Rey and CAF Africa Cup of Nations; yet through its discriminatory
practices Comcast is denying sports fans this content.
“As the last few months have revealed, the vast majority of our
carrier partners have operated in good faith working with us to find
mutually beneficial terms for all parties involved. In fact, Comcast is
only one of two partners with whom we have yet to reach an agreement,
and the only carrier partner who has showed no interest in coming to an
agreement, effectively leaving millions of subscribers without access to
the sports programming they want and demand such as LaLiga, Copa
Libertadores and CAF Africa Cup of Nations which takes place this
summer,” added Briceño.
The new FCC filing is in addition to the ongoing FCC Complaint filed by
beIN SPORTS against Comcast on December 13th, 2018.
Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en
Español can visit www.keepbeIN.com
or call 1-877-789-1392 to file a complaint to their cable provider
directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN
For more information, visit www.beINSPORTS.com.
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About beIN SPORTS USA
Launched in 2012, beIN
SPORTS offers viewers world-class 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,
1, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana,
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
addition of Conference
USA coverage, beIN SPORTS broadcasts College Football, Men’s
and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball.
SPORTS CONNECT, 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 smartphone. For
more information, visit www.beinsports.com.
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