TV: beIN Sports networks go dark on Comcast/Xfinity platforms

Viewers of beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol -- the networks that carry La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 -- won't be able to get the network on Comcast/Xfinity platforms.

They have lost access to the network, which was dropped by Comcast when the current contract expired on July 31. BeIN Sports filed a carriage complaint four months ago against Comcast, claiming it was violating program carriage rules as well as the FCC’s non-discrimination condition following its purchase of NBCUniversal, which owns NBCSN (which carries the EPL) and Telemundo and Universo (with a heavy dose of international soccer in Spanish).

Comcast's position to its subscribers: beIN Sports is asking for “a major increase in fees for the channel you already have, which could have a big impact on your bill.”

Antonio Briceno, beIN’s deputy managing director for the U.S. and Canada: “We remain hopeful that Comcast will listen to its customers and reach an agreement to reinstate beIN Sports at the same level of distribution as its own sports networks.”
1 comment about "TV: beIN Sports networks go dark on Comcast/Xfinity platforms".
  1. Bob Ashpole, August 2, 2018 at 6:03 p.m.

    I live in the Southwest. Many people here rather watch soccer on Spainish language stations than pay extra for Bein broadcasts. I already have more matches than I could possibly watch without Bein. I am more upset about how ESPN is repackaging their coverage. It amounts simply to charging more for less. 

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