beIN SPORTS to launch three new HD channels


All the information you need about this exciting change


For the first time you will be able to watch the best football on offer in Europe and South America live and in high definition, with beIN SPORTS to launch three new HD channels on 15 May, as well as show all 51 matches of the 2016 European Championships. 


Foxtel and beIN Media Group today announced an exciting new partnership that will see the launch of three beIN SPORTS High Definition channels available to Foxtel sports subscribers at no additional cost to the sport pack*.

Foxtel will launch three HD beIN SPORTS channels (beIN SPORTS 1, 2 and 3) on Sunday 15 May, ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final on Thursday 19 May and the UEFA Champions League Final on Sunday 29 May, which will both be shown LIVE.

The new channels will replace the existing beIN SPORTS channel on Foxtel, which has been available as a premium SD buy-through channel since beIN acquired Setanta Sports Australia in 2014. Current beIN SPORTS subscribers who have the Foxtel Sports Pack will receive the three new channels at no additional cost to their Foxtel Sports Pack subscription.

In addition, beIN SPORTS will broadcast all 51 games of the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament LIVE and in HD from Saturday, 11 June.

Foxtel subscribers will receive unprecedented coverage on beIN SPORTS of the best European Football including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga.

South American football, including the CONMEBOL 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Brazilian Serie A and Sao Paulo Championship, are also featured.

beIN SPORTS is also home of European Rugby Union with the European Rugby Champions Cup and the Six Nations tournament LIVE and in HD, as well as selected games from The Wallabies and All Black Spring Tour in November, featuring games against Wales, Scotland and Ireland LIVE and in HD. 

The new sports channels^ will also be available to stream via Foxtel Go and Foxtel Play, giving sports subscribers the flexibility to enjoy the service anytime, anywhere.

“The addition of these new dedicated sports channels from our partners at beIN SPORTS is a huge win for sports fans who subscribe to Foxtel, greatly increasing the value of a subscription," Foxtel Chief Executive, Richard Freudenstein, said. "The channels will be compulsory viewing for fans of international football and rugby and complement the already great line-up of sports channels on Foxtel. There is no doubt Foxtel is the home of LIVE sport in Australia.”

Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, said, “The new Australian beIN SPORTS channels are a key component of our Asia-Pacific presence and we are pleased to extend our relationship with Foxtel to bring these high quality channels in HD to the market-leading Foxtel platform.”

Upcoming highlights include: 


2016 UEFA Europa League Final, 19 May, LIVE & Exclusive on beIN SPORTS
2016 UEFA Champions League Final, 29 May, LIVE on beIN SPORTS
UEFA Euro 2016, 11 June to 11 July, The only place to see all 51 games LIVE is on beIN SPORTS
Serie A, Every game LIVE on beIN SPORTS
La Liga, Every game LIVE & Exclusive on beIN SPORTS
Bundesliga, Every game LIVE & Exclusive on beIN SPORTS
Ligue 1, 6 games per round LIVE & Exclusive on beIN SPORTS
Wallabies Spring Tour, November, LIVE and ad-free during play on beIN SPORTS

Foxtel is the indisputable home of Australian sports with 12 dedicated sports channels offering live and exclusive sports coverage and in HD across FOX SPORTS 1-5, FOX FOOTY, ESPN 1,2, Eurosport and beIN SPORTS 1,2,3.

In 2016, Foxtel brings subscribers, for the first time ever, every game, every team, every week from the NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, A-League, NBL as well as every race, practice and qualifying session of Formula 1 and V8s, plus the best sporting news and commentary from the biggest names in the business all on FOX SPORTS.

*HD channels only available to customers with the Sports and HD channel packs.

^SD channels only.