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beIN Sports is a global network of sports channels owned and operated by beIN Media Group, a spinoff of Al Jazeera network.
BeIN currently operates three full-time channels in France (where beIN Sports was launched for the first time) beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports 2, beIN Sports 3 and 7 additional channels named beIN Sports MAX (4 to 10) and launched two channels in the United States (English and Spanish) in August 2012. It launched a live online streaming service in Canada in October 2013 which was followed by a full channel launch on January 31, 2014, after several years of delays due to the regulatory environment in Canada. It currently operates one channel and beIN Sports MAX 1-8 in Spain dedicated to football from July 2015 owned by beIN Media Group but operated by Mediapro.
In France, beIN Sports holds the rights to broadcast major football tournaments on French television, including Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the European Football Championship.