The Group

A global leader in TV production, distribution and media rights acquisition


  • January 2022

    Launch of new beIN SPORTS SVOD Platform in MENA - TOD

  • April 2020

    ViacomCBS acquires a 49% stake in MIRAMAX

    beIN launches new ‘ON DEMAND’ on MENA

  • February 2020

    beIN and Canal+ Group agree an exclusive distribution and sub-licensing deal in France.

  • May 2019

    Launch of the beINSPIRED brand.

  • November 2017

    beIN launches the first 24-hour 24K channel in MENA.

  • December 2016

    beIN launches dedicated movies channel in MENA.

  • Aug 2016

    beIN MEDIA GROUP acquires largest Turkish Pay-TV platform Digiturk.

  • Mar 2016

    beIN MEDIA GROUP completes the acquisition of film and television studio MIRAMAX.

  • Nov 2015

    beIN MENA expand its portfolio to include movies, general entertainment, factual and kids content.

  • Aug 2015

    Launch of beIN SPORTS Spain.

  • Jan 2015

    beIN MEDIA GROUP is host broadcaster, producer and distributor of the 2015 handball World Championship.

  • Dec 2014

    Opening of 2 beIN shops in Doha.

  • Oct 2014

    Launch of beIN SPORTS Australia.

  • Sept 2014

    beIN IP office, the media rights management company, is inaugurated in London.

  • Jan 2014

    beIN MEDIA GROUP is incorporated and becomes the new independent holding company of beIN SPORTS.
    Al Jazeera Sport Channels rebrand to beIN SPORTS.

  • Dec 2013

    Al Jazeera Media Network disassociates itself from all its sports activities.

  • July 2013

    Launch of beIN SPORTS Asia.

  • Aug 2012

    Launch of beIN SPORTS Americas.

  • June 2012

    Launch of beIN SPORTS France.

  • Nov 2003

    Inception of Al Jazeera Sport.


A strategic vision driven by global leaders

  • Nasser Al-Khelaïfi

    Group Chairman

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  • Yousef Al-Obaidly

    Group CEO

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  • Tareq Zainal

    Chief Financial & Human Resources Officer

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  • Mohammad Al-Subaie

    CEO of beIN MENA

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  • Mohammed Al-Bader

    Managing Director of the MENA Channels

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  • Israel Esteban

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Daniel Markham

    Chief of Staff, Special Advisor to Chairman & CEO

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  • Caroline Guenneteau

    Deputy General Counsel

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  • Richard Verow

    Chief Sports Officer and Managing Director – beIN UK

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10 years old

beIN MEDIA GROUP was incorporated January 1st 2014



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