beIN Sport launches Play streaming service for cable subscribers

You can't always be camped out in front of your TV for the big soccer (or "footie") match. Thankfully, beIN Sport is hopping on the streaming bandwagon and, starting today, will offer 24/7 access on both PCs and mobile phones though Play. Of course, like many of these properties making the leap from TV to the web, beIN Sport Play requires that you have an active subscription through a cable or satellite provider. At first only Time Warner and Bright House subscribers will have access, though other networks will come online over the next few months. Play will also offer unique features such as email alerts 30 minutes before the beginning of an event and the ability to watch alternative streams and un-broadcast matches. Now, if only beIN could convince Americans to care about soccer in the first place...

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beIN SPORT Launches Comprehensive Streaming Service beIN SPORT Play Exclusively for Authenticated Subscribers

Authenticated Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks Subscribers will be First in Country to Experience New Service

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--beIN SPORT, the industry's fastest-growing sports network, dedicated to live, exclusive coverage of the world's best soccer and international sports, today announced the launch of the 24/7 streaming platform called beIN SPORT Play beginning on Friday, May 10 at noon EDT.

"We are excited to deliver sports fans state-of-the-art broadband access to this exclusive action."
All programming will be streamed in HD and available on any broadband-connected PC, mobile device or smart phone. The video player for this service can be expanded to full-screen mode if desired.

With beIN SPORT Play, authenticated pay-TV subscribers can enjoy all the exciting soccer action of the premier European leagues and tournaments, plus action from competitions in motor sports, cycling and other top international sports. In addition to full online access to beIN SPORT and beIN SPORT en Español, authenticated subscribers will be able to stream live overflow matches offered via this unique service.

This value-packed streaming service will be available immediately to authenticated subscribers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, with launches on other multichannel video providers expected in coming months. Authenticated beIN SPORT Sports fans will gain full access to beIN SPORT and/or beIN SPORT en Español in accordance with their subscription.

"beIN SPORT Play offers sports fans all the excitement of our worldwide coverage of the best athletes and sports leagues," said Yousef Al Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORT. "We are excited to deliver sports fans state-of-the-art broadband access to this exclusive action."

One of the innovative features of the new service includes email notifications 30 minutes prior to kickoffs plus relevant news and information on their favorite teams and games.

Programming highlights for this weekend include Barcelona and PSG trying to clinch their respective league's championship crown on Sunday. Barcelona has a tough matchup against third place Atletico Madrid, while PSG takes on Lyon.

Round 4 of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship will speed off in Italy Sunday morning and the Giro d'Italia continues its 21-stage journey this weekend as well as much, much more.

About beIN SPORT

beIN SPORT, the English-language 24/7 international sports network, and beIN SPORT en Español are the multi-platform sports destinations that brings to the passionate fan all the live game action, news and analysis of the top leagues around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available-before content. From American, European and Latin American live games to general sports news and in-depth analysis, beIN SPORT guarantees first-row access to top leagues and major sports properties through TV, on-line and mobile platforms with games that can't be seen on any other channel. For more information, please visit www.beinsport.tv and follow us on Twitter @beINSportUSA for breaking news and real-time updates.

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beIN Sport launches Play streaming service for cable subscribers