IOC President Thomas Bach said: “I am pleased to welcome our new broadcast partner in the Middle East and North Africa, beIN SPORTS. With its excellent track record in broadcasting, we believe that it will provide fantastic coverage across the region of each edition of the Olympic Games, including free-to-air television coverage. beIN Sports has also committed to providing unprecedented promotion of Olympic sports all year round, including significant support for the Olympic Channel in the future.”
IOC member HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Delegate Member for Broadcast Rights – Middle East and North Africa, said: “beIN SPORTS has established itself as a key sports media group in the region and we believe it will be an excellent partner for the Olympic Movement.”
beIN SPORTS has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone in all languages. The agreement also includes the right to broadcast all editions of the Youth Olympic Games until 2024.