BeIN Sports is a global network of channels which brings international sporting events across multiple platforms. It owns broadcasting rights for major football leagues, and also covers many other matches of basketball, rugby, handball, and tennis.
The BeIN MEDIA GROUP of Doha operates the channel; which is owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
What’s on beIN Sports
Depending on the country you are, beIN Sports has different rights packages for various events. They do broadcast these sports in various places, in general:
• Football – BeIN Sports has the rights for Ligue 1 and also shows Ligue 2 matches. It also broadcasts matches of UEFA Champions League among others.
• Rugby – The network airs European Rugby Champions Cup, European Rugby Challenge Cup, English Premiership and other regional tournaments.
• Motorsports – It holds the right to Superbike World Championship and also airs FIA World Rallycross Championship.
• Handball – BeIN Sports has exclusive broadcasting rights for EHF Champions League, the most important club competition in Europe.
• Tennis – It airs Wimbledon Championships, Davis Cup and also is the exclusive broadcaster of WTA tour in some countries.
• Other sports – Apart from the events mentioned above, beIN Sports has broadcasting rights for Olympics, airs NBA and Major League Baseball; and some of the cycle races and mountain bike championships.
Where to watch beIN Sports
If you are thinking “How can I watch beIN Sports online?” the answer is simple. Head over to beIN CONNECT, its internet streaming service.
For watching beIN Sports online, you can access beIN CONNECT either through the web interface or its app on Apple and Android devices. It allows the user to watch live and on-demand video content.
Go to the beIN sports login page and buy a subscription. After your subscription is processed, you can access beIN Sports HD1 to HD17. You can now watch beIN Sports live stream on desktops, smartphones or tablets using the same account credentials.
Unfortunately, CONNECT is available only in France, Spain, United States, Canada and the MENA region. If you try to access it from other places, it gives an error message of being an unsupported region.
How to access beIN CONNECT in the UK
The good thing is you are not out of luck. There are ways in which you can watch beIN sports on your device without moving out of your country. And the simplest of them is to use a VPN.
VPN – Virtual Private Network – allows you to remove the geographical restrictions put up by a website to selected regions. And one of the best VPN service provider (find out more) which servers around the world is ExpressVPN and the entire set-up process of which have been discussed in an earlier post.
The advantage of using a good VPN is that if you feel the need to unblock content from other countries, you can do it by switching to a server there and nothing else needs to be done.