Sports fans can no longer access beIN Sports channel in DirecTV Now and its other affiliated companies like DirecTV. The live streaming TV service has excluded it from its channel lineup.
Reports have confirmed that DirecTV Now intends to make the station accessible in the more expensive subscription packages.
fuboTV and Dish Network’s Sling TV are left as the two live streaming TV service providers to offer beIN Sports Network as a component of its channel roster.
beIN Sports was included in the DirecTV Now Deportes package for an additional fee of $5. Together with it are ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, tyC Sports, and Univision Deportes.
The network’s management announced in their official website that they regretfully intend to inform their viewers that beIN Sports en Español and beIN Sports will no longer be accessible in DirecTV and DirecTV Now. The two groups are subsidiaries of their parent organization, AT&T.
Antonio Briceño, the Deputy Managing Director of beIN Sports for the U.S. and Canada, said that the best interest of the customers is a priority of the network. Hence, the company offered to extend their broadcasting agreement with DirecTV and DirecTV Now.
However, he confirmed the news that AT&T’s subsidiaries have opted to suddenly stop the negotiations and exclude the said channels from their offerings.
Briceño affirmed that AT&T’s DirecTV and DirecTV Now had expressed their intent to keep the beIN Sports channels in higher, more expensive subscription packages.
They did not signal any interest in giving fans an endless opportunity to world-class sports content. Briceño said that, in spite of these events, the sports network continues its commitment to providing its viewers’ access to their service.
They continue to negotiate in keeping their channels at affordable subscription packages to reach a broader audience. The company also desires their customers not to pay more.
beIN Sports was launched in 2012 and metamorphosed as the world’s fastest-growing sports channel. The network offers premium entertainment and sports content through TV channels like beIN Sports en Español and beIN Sports.
It also offers live streaming on beIN Sports Connect where subscribers can enjoy exciting sports action on their computer, smartphone, and tablet.
Live sports coverages, news, and in-depth analysis serve as the channel’s cornerstones. Sports enthusiasts can relish live matches of Copa del Rey, LaLiga, Coupe de France, Ligue 1, and Turkish Süper Lig.
Rugby, volleyball, boxing, mixed martial arts, motorsports, and tennis are among the other sports presentations offered. With the latest inclusion of Conference USA coverages, beIN Sports also broadcasts women’s and men’s basketball, college football, baseball, volleyball, softball, and soccer.