18Jun2013

beIN SPORT in partnership with MP & SILVA to launch in Indonesia

Three new HD sports channels will be the new home of the Barclays Premier League,
17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014 and other top sports in Indonesia.

beIN SPORT, the global sports broadcaster, and MP & Silva, a leading international media company, today announced their partnership to launch beIN SPORT in Indonesia. beIN SPORT will launch three high-definition channels featuring a world class line-up of football content, led by the most extensive and complete coverage of the Barclays Premier League (BPL), as well as other compelling top sports events such as the 17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014.

The channels will be known as beIN SPORT 1 HD, beIN SPORT 2 HD and beIN SPORT 3 Premier League HD. The beIN SPORT channels will be available on some of Indonesia’s leading pay-TV systems from 1 July 2013. All three channels will be available on Orange TV and NexMedia, while beIN SPORT 1 HD and 2 HD will be available on First Media.

- beIN SPORT 1 HD will broadcast a stellar bouquet of LIVE football all year round. This includes extensive BPL coverage with LIVE match coverage every football weekend and club content from BPL teams such as Arsenal Football Club, Liverpool TV and Spurs TV as well as top football magazine shows that offer extensive behind the scenes coverage of the BPL and exclusive player interviews. Other compelling
football content includes LIVE coverage of the Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Major League Soccer (MLS), the Brazilian national league (Paulistao & Brasileirão), nPower Football League Championship, major cup tournaments such as the FA Cup, Coppa Italia and the Coupe de la Ligue, England and Italy National Teams coverage, National team friendlies and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers featuring top South American and European teams.

- beIN SPORT 2 HD will also feature LIVE BPL, Serie A and French Ligue 1 coverage, in addition to events from the Olympic Council of Asia including the 17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014, ATP 250 tennis events, International Baseball Federation events such as the Baseball World Cup, the Italian Volleyball League, top rugby events in the RBS Six Nations, Aviva Premiership, Rabodirect PRO12, coverage of the national teams of Argentina, and Wales and Ireland and much, much more.

- beIN SPORT 3 Premier League HD is the first ever 24-hour BPL-dedicated channel in Indonesia that offers round-the-clock coverage with nearly 1,600 hours of LIVE BPL programming each season. This includes up to 40 hours of LIVE programming each week that covers all 380 BPL matches per season, weekly magazine show Premier League World, the best pre-match coverage and post-game analysis with former BPL players and seasoned football presenter John Dykes, in addition to weekly preview and review shows and highlights from every round of the BPL.

Commenting on the news Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman of beIN SPORT, said:  ” Expansion into the Asia market has been a priority objective for beIN SPORT and in particular we have been keen to be involved in the growth potential of pay TV in Indonesia.” He added, “We are delighted to be partnering with MP & Silva
who bring to our joint venture exceptional expertise in the Asia market.”

“We are delighted to partner with beIN SPORT to launch three television sports channels featuring the best football in Indonesia as it is the market where we foresee will have the highest pay-TV growth in terms of subscription in the next five years. beIN SPORT is a consolidated and successful international broadcaster with an excellent track record of delivering high quality sports programmes. Most  importantly, we believe that sports fans across Indonesia will appreciate and welcome the introduction of the fastest growing sports channel brand today, with their expertise in sports television production”, said Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva Group CEO.