Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo today announced it has rolled out a fresh transmission network for beIN Media Group’s beIN SPORTS.
The deployment is intended to tighten delivery of high-definition video shared between Paris and Doha and broadcast across the station’s range of channels, by improving signal continuity to tweak resolution.
The beIN SPORTS network is owned by Al Jazeera affiliate Qatari Sports Investments (QSI).
Among beIN SPORTS’ offerings is coverage of major European leagues that it has the exclusive rights to direct from studios in Paris – including Spanish La Liga, the French Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A.
Ooredoo partnered with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an alliance of public service media organisations, to integrate and deploy the contribution network.
"The launch of the sports contribution network has gone very smoothly with the full support of Ooredoo,” said Mohammad Al Subaie, executive director, Commercial Affairs, beIN Media Group.
“Our new robust network solution will enable us to deliver the very best high-definition coverage of the most exciting European matches live and direct to our viewers’ homes. This world-class network implementation is another indication of our ambition to be the world’s leading sports broadcaster.”
“Ooredoo continues to work with Qatar’s leading brands to enable them to enhance and extend their services for customers in Qatar and around the world,” said Mohammad Al-Marri, chief sales and service officer, Ooredoo.
“This latest implementation, which has seen beIN SPORTS deploy one of the world’s most advanced high-definition network links between Paris and Qatar, places the broadcaster at the top of the global premier league of sports coverage providers.”