beIN SPORTS Expands into College Sports Programming, Adds Conference USA to English-Language Channel

MIAMI--()--beIN SPORTS has announced the multi-year acquisition of broadcasting rights for Conference USA. Programming from this prestigious collegiate athletic conference will kick off this Fall with a full offering of events including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball, all available on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the network’s streaming service.

“Our commitment to expand beIN SPORTS’ domestic programming is demonstrated with the addition of Conference USA, bringing U.S. viewers elite NCAA Division I sports to enjoy on their TV screens and mobile devices,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group. “This strategic partnership will provide our fans with a diverse selection of collegiate sports for the first time ever on our network, including fan favorites such as football, basketball and baseball.”

beIN SPORTS’ coverage of Conference USA will feature ten (10) of the top football games with key rivalries in-conference as well as non-conference matchups. The network will also air ten (10) men’s and ten (10) women’s basketball games. Conference USA football and basketball teams have made numerous successful postseason appearances, which adds to the thrill for their students, alumni, supporters and all loyal college sports viewers.

As part of the long term deal, the programming lineup will include twelve (12) games of Conference USA’s strong baseball schedule as well as twelve (12) women’s softball events, ten (10) men’s and ten (10) women’s soccer matches, and ten (10) women’s volleyball games.

“We are very excited about the potential of this partnership with beIN SPORTS,” Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. “We are impressed with their quality production and the rapid growth of the network, and we are honored to be their first collegiate conference to build relationships among the fans of our sports.”

Conference USA is an athletic conference designed to promote the success of its student-athletes. Comprised of 14 collegiate institutions, the conference features a dynamic array of competitions in 19 different sports, both male and female.

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About beIN SPORTS USA

Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. Thru beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

About Conference USA

Conference USA is an NCAA Division I athletic conference based in Irving, Texas, that services 14 institutions of higher education – Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA and WKU. Now in its third decade, Conference USA has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics with an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity and leadership in competition, academics and community.

More information can be found on our web site, www.ConferenceUSA.com. Fans can also follow C-USA online on social media with Twitter (@Conference_USA), or ConferenceUSA on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Contacts

beIN SPORTS
Valerie Boldrin, 305-777-1900 ext. 6024
boldrinv@bein.net
or
Pinta for beIN SPORTS
Amanda Gadaleta, 212-367-9800 ext. 300
agadaleta@pintausa.com

Contacts

beIN SPORTS
Valerie Boldrin, 305-777-1900 ext. 6024
boldrinv@bein.net
or
Pinta for beIN SPORTS
Amanda Gadaleta, 212-367-9800 ext. 300
agadaleta@pintausa.com