beIN SPORTS CANADA gains momentum in eastern Canada

Premium international sports network now available on Videotron and Eastlink 

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 fans." 

beIN SPORTS PLAY CANADA is also available by monthly online subscription for those who want to stream content on their computers, tablets or smartphones. 


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 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


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