The latest news coming in is that the BeIN Sports, Qatar-based pay-tv broadcaster, has signed a deal worth $42.3 million with UEFA. Thereby acquiring absolute rights to secure live coverage of all the Euro 2020 matches.
UEFA Euro BeIN’s official Confirmation
Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO, BeIN Media Group, has confirmed the deal with the following statements.
“With its new 24-team format, this year’s European Championship is bigger and better than ever before – so we are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Uefa and continue to bring the very best of sport to our valued subscriber-base.”
“We continue to bid proportionately for premium sport, and this deal to broadcast EURO 2020 adds to our unrivaled library of premium football and other sports content in France, reinforcing BeIN Sports’ long-term position as one of the leading sports broadcasters in the world.”
The deal gives BeIN the rights to cover the live events across 12 cities in 12 European countries. It includes linear and digital output, near-live and on-demand video clips, highlights, and some other supporting programs.
UEFA confirms the BeIN’s deal
UEFA’s Marketing Director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, has also confirmed that BeIN Sports has absolute rights of airing the entire Euro 2020 competition.
“In all our broadcast partners, we look for broadcast innovation and the highest quality of programming, and BeIN is undoubtedly a flag-bearer in both regards. With European football continuing to be such an important sporting spectacle in France, we couldn’t be happier to have BeIN as our official broadcast partner to help us deliver Uefa Euro 2020 to fans across the country.”
We expect the tournament to feature 24 teams with matches held in 12 European cities. The draw has been made, and only four teams are yet to quality with their games coming in March 2020. Now, you can watch Euro 2020 live stream via BeIN Sports from 12th June until 12th July.