beIN Media Group secures exclusive 10-year broadcast rights for Formula One in MENA and Türkiye

beIN Media Group has recently secured exclusive rights to broadcast the FIA Formula One World Championship™ in 25 countries, spanning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as Türkiye, for the next decade. The agreement, extending until the end of the 2033 season, marks a significant milestone in the realm of sports broadcasting for the region.

Under this 10-year deal, viewers across MENA and Türkiye will have access to live coverage of Practice, Qualifying, F1 Sprint, and Grand Prix races through beIN’s flagship platforms – beIN Sports and beIN’s OTT platform TOD. The coverage will include commentary in Arabic, Turkish, and English, along with exclusive analysis from prominent presenters and pundits. Additionally, viewers will have the opportunity to watch each race in 4K/UHD quality on beIN Sports and TOD. F2 and F3 races will also be available live and exclusively in Arabic, Turkish, and English.

Moreover, the agreement entails an exclusive content partnership tailored for the MENA region, aiming to cater to the diverse and passionate audience in the area. This collaboration will see the creation of region-specific content, with Doha serving as a dedicated production hub, leveraging beIN’s renowned production capabilities.

The 2024 Formula One season, set to feature a record 24 race calendar, will kick off and conclude in MENA. This season includes four major regional Grands Prix, commencing in Bahrain in February and culminating in Abu Dhabi in December.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of beIN Media Group, expressed enthusiasm about the return of Formula 1 to the beIN platform, highlighting the significance of the sport within their portfolio and their commitment to delivering captivating experiences to fans across the region.

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, emphasized the partnership’s role in enhancing the broadcast experience for fans at home, acknowledging the growing fanbase in the Middle East and Türkiye.

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation at Formula 1, echoed the sentiment, acknowledging the high demand for Formula 1 in the region and expressing confidence in beIN’s ability to elevate the broadcast programming.

This long-term partnership not only expands beIN’s global footprint as a sports broadcaster but also signifies a strategic move to enhance the multi-sport offering for viewers in MENA and Türkiye, according to the company’s statements.

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