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beIN SPORT expands presence in Asia

beIN Sport channels, which recently began airing in Indonesia, are scheduled to debut in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and Taiwan next month.

World Screen reports that the launch, which is supported by MP & Silva Group, involves a trio of high-definition networks: beIN SPORT 1 HD, beIN SPORT 2 HD and beIN SPORT 3 Premier League HD. Programming will consist of complete coverage of the Barclays Premier League (BPL), among other top sporting events. 

The first two channels are traveling to Hong Kong, while all three are headed to the Philippines and Taiwan. beIN SPORT 1 HD is slated for broadcast in Thailand.

Nasser Al Khelaifi, the chairman of beIN SPORT, noted: “Asia is a very important market for beIN SPORT and we hope to continue the pace of expansion here as we seek new opportunities for growth.”