Premium international sports network now available on Videotron and
TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - beIN SPORTS CANADA, the English-language
24/7 premium international sports network, continues to gain momentum
in Canada. The channel adds the East Coast and Quebec market onto its
roster via Eastlink and Videotron, respectively.
With beIN SPORTS CANADA, fans around the country can access exclusive
coverage of soccer stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani in
Ligue 1, as well as coverage of La Liga, Serie A and more. In addition,
beIN SPORTS CANADA provides coverage of other sports like tennis,
cycling, and rugby, and recently announced a three-year national
broadcast deal with the National Basketball League of Canada.
"Canadians are great sports fans and have so far welcomed beIN SPORTS
CANADA with open arms," says Antonio Briceño, Deputy Managing Director
of beIN SPORTS CANADA. "We're tremendously excited to provide our
international sports coverage to eastern Canada and Quebecers."
Videotron and Eastlink subscribers can enjoy beIN SPORTS CANADA as an
add-on paid service with their subscriptions. Videotron viewers can
find beIN SPORTS CANADA on channel 680. Eastlink customers can access
on channel 425.
"The Ethnic Channels Group is proud to be the exclusive programming and
distribution partner of beIN SPORTS CANADA," says Slava Levin, CEO of
Ethnic Channels Group. "It is comforting to see how fast it is growing.
In addition to the channel's current distribution on Rogers, Bell TV,
Bell Fibe and MTS, we are proud to add Eastlink and Videotron to our
family of distribution partners. With this new carriage, beIN SPORTS
CANADA is securing its place as the go-to channel for Canadian sports
beIN SPORTS PLAY CANADA is also available by monthly online subscription
for those who want to stream content on their computers, tablets or
About beIN SPORTS CANADA
beIN SPORTS CANADA, The Canadian international sports network, offers
viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple
platforms. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS CANADA is its unrivaled live
soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from
around the world, including exclusive matches from La Liga, Serie A,
Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Football Premiership, and Copa America
2015. With beIN SPORTS PLAY, subscribers can also enjoy all the
exciting action and even stream live overflow matches offered in HD on
your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS
serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and
boxing, among others. For more information, please visit www.beinsports.tv for breaking news and real-time updates.
About Ethnic Channels Group
Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) is a Canadian based television broadcasting,
distribution and communications company, specializing in multicultural
television channels for the North American market.
In addition to owning and operating 100+ in-language television
channels, Ethnic Channels Group distributes a number of channels under
Foreign Service licenses, acting as the official distributor on the
broadcaster's behalf. Ethnic Channels Group services are currently
available through the following providers: Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable,
Bell TV, Bell Fibe, Telus, NexTV, MTS Allstream, and Cogeco in Canada
and through Dish Network in the United States. For information about
Ethnic Channels Group, visit http://www.ethnicchannels.com.
SOURCE: beIN SPORTS CANADA
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