beIN Further Expands Entertainment Portfolio
New Channels to Screen Blockbuster Hollywood Movies and Globally Acclaimed Content from Turner Network
In line with its planned strategy to further consolidate its position as the comprehensive Pay TV entertainment player in the region, beIN MEDIA GROUP announced the launch of the new movie channel, beIN Movies 3, dedicated to showcasing popular and award-winning films from Hollywood.
In addition, Turner’s popular channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, HLN and CNN HD will now be solely available on beIN Pay TV DTH networks across the MENA region, as part of its exclusive agreement with Turner, a division of Time Warner.
The launch of the new channels follows beIN’s recent foray into the entertainment space, to mark its twelfth year anniversary, and offers a diverse range of movies and entertainment content for the entire family across its three focused channels beIN Movies 1, 2 and 3. beIN expects significant subscriber growth on the back of this new launch and is scheduled to introduce more entertainment channels of full HD quality by the second quarter of 2016.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, said, “The past few weeks have been packed with a lot of strategic announcements aimed at cementing our position as drivers of premium entertainment content in the region. From the launch of our entertainment portfolio to our collaboration with Turner, we have confidently announced our entry within this space and are gearing up for more niche unveilings that will position us at the top of our game. We are determined to keep expanding our sports, movies and entertainment offerings, bringing together the very best in global programming on our network. The response from our subscribers has been very encouraging and we want to carry on entertaining them with access to quality content that appeals to the entire family.”
The new channel is available to existing subscribers of the beIN network at no additional costs on channel number 52 on the beIN EPG. New subscribers can enjoy access to the world-class programming from a basic subscription fee of US$10 onwards.
beIN subscription packages include latest blockbuster movies, great family entertainment in the form of latest series, factual and kids content along with premium sports offering such as regional and international football, tennis, rugby, golf, F1 and athletics, all delivered through state-of-the-art technology. beIN has secured exclusive coverage rights for Euro 2016 in the MENA region with four dedicated channels beIN SPORTS MAX 1, 2, 3 and 4 broadcasting all the action from the fields.
beIN intends to differentiate itself from other regional pay TV operators by offering entertainment content that is appropriate regionally and is fit for family viewing. beIN decoders also have advanced feature of “Parental Control” that will give parents ability to determine what their family can watch.