beIN SPORTS announced Monday a multi-year acquisition of broadcasting rights for Conference USA. Programming from this 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,” Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, said through a release. “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 10 football games with conference rivalries, as well as nonconference matchups. The network will also air 10 men’s and 10 women’s basketball games.
As part of the long-term deal, the programming lineup will include 12 games of Conference USA’s baseball schedule as well as 12 women’s softball events, 10 men’s and 10 women’s soccer matches, and 0 women’s volleyball games.
“We are very excited about the potential of this partnership with beIN SPORTS,” Conference USA commissioner Judy MacLeod said through a release. “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.”
Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports network in the U.S. and is offered on nine 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 live soccer coverage, which includes 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 high definition on a computer, tablet or smart phone.