Saturday Games LIVE Starting Nov. 8th
The Barclays Premier League and beIN SPORTS has announced today the reinstatement of LIVE broadcasts for Saturday 3PM games in the Middle East & North Africa effective November 8th.
beIN SPORTS, the Exclusive TV Rights holder of Barclays Premier League (EPL) in the MENA region, has restricted the LIVE broadcasting of Saturday 3PM games since November 2013 due to piracy concerns in UK.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman-CEO, said: “We are delighted to resume LIVE broadcasts of all Saturday 3PM games on beIN SPORTS channels. The Premier League is a primary property and we are very happy to bring back this weekend excitement to our millions of subscribers in the region.”
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, added: “Strong Anti-piracy measures used by beIN SPORTS have proved to be successful and, as a result, we are very happy to revert back our original licensing position from last season. We now look forward to all Barclays Premier League fans across the region enjoying more extensive access to the competition in the coming weeks and months.”