beIN SPORTS and Al Jazeera channels have been taken off the air in the UAE following the Qatar dispute. Their websites have also been blocked.
beIN SPORTS also owns the exclusive broadcasting rights in the Arab Middle East for major football leagues, such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, the Spanish La Liga, the French Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A plus the FIFA World Cup.
Nothing has been officially confirmed by either of the telecom operators so far, but a number of customers for both Etisalat and du have taken to social media to report the outage occurring across the entire selection of beIN Sports network channels. du is allowing customers to cancel their subscription to beIN without penalty.