TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--beIN SPORTS will present exclusive Canadian coverage of the most anticipated rivalry in soccer history, La Liga’s Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona, as they go head-to-head in “El Clásico” on Saturday, November 21st kick-off at 12:15 P.M. EST.
“‘El Clásico,’ which is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, featuring archrivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, is also the most anticipated soccer match of the year,” said Antonio Briceño, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS North America. “We continue to fulfill our promise to provide passionate sports fans with world class programming.”
“We’re thrilled to deliver exclusive coverage of ‘El Clásico’ and complementary original programming to our loyal Canadian fans,” added Slava Levin, CEO of Ethnic Channels Group Limited.
Both clubs are home to six of the top players in the world including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
“El Clásico” will be available on beIN SPORTS throughout Canada in English and Spanish and due to its popularity the match will also be available on Pay Per View. It will also be available on beIN SPORTS CONNECT; the network’s live streaming service.
The match will be complemented by original programming and analysis featuring veteran and award-winning beIN SPORTS hosts, Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen, calling the match live from Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, and providing the always electrifying on-field play-by-play and color commentary.
Pregame analysis and match day predictions will be the focus of the Saturday edition of "The Express Preview," beginning at 11:00 A.M. EST. Special in-depth analysis and coverage surrounding “El Clásico” will feature former players such as Francisco “Paco” Buyo, Luis García, Patrick Kluivert, Gary Bailey and Christian Vieri.
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About beIN SPORTS CANADA
beIN SPORTS Canada is North America’s premier international sports network, distributed by Ethnic Channel Group Limited. Launched in January 2014, beIN SPORTS CANADA offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV & Live Streaming. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from around the world, including exclusive matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Copa America 2015 and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action and stream live over flow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.
About Ethnic Channels Group Limited:
Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. is the leading provider of non-English language digital TV channels to Canada’s multicultural population. By selecting the best channels from around the world and delivering them directly to viewer’s homes via a licensed Canadian satellite and/or cable providers. Ethnic Channels Group Limited specializes in providing Canadian émigrés with the highest rating and most respected TV channels from their native homeland; broadcasting news, current affairs, sports, drama series, movies and general entertainment in their native languages.