Mr Yousef AL-OBAIDLY appointed President of beIN SPORTS France

BOULOGNE, France, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, CEO of beIN Media Group, announces the appointment of Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly as President of beIN SPORTS France. Mr. Al-Obaidly was Delegate General Director of beIN SPORTS France since the launch of the channel. He will succeed Mr. Al-Khelaïfi as President of beIN SPORTS France, whilst keeping his already existing responsibilities as Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, CEO of beIN Media Group, declares: "In less than two years, beIN SPORTS France has enjoyed great success. Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly's contribution was instrumental. Today we are entering a new phase for the channel and I am confident that Mr. Al-Obaidly and his team will continue to develop its growth in a highly competitive French market. We are committed to keep offering the best in sports. We will do so in less than two weeks when we will broadcast the entire FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™."

Yousef Al-Obaidly graduated from Seattle University, and over the past few years he has overseen the launch of beIN SPORTS in France, in the US, and more recently in Asia. Yousef Al-Obaidly is also Secretary General of Qatar Tennis Federation, board member of Qatar Sports investment and board member of PSG Football Club and PSG Handball Club.

About beIN Media Group and beIN SPORTS France :

The company beIN Media Group, chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, was established in 2014. It is located in Doha, Qatar and holds every beIN SPORTS channel worldwide. beIN SPORTS is now distributed in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

beIN SPORTS France is a French company, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, representing the beIN SPORTS international network in France. Launched in June 2012, beIN SPORTS France offers premium sports programs to more than 1.7 million subscribers. beIN SPORTS will soon display the entire FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014TM live; With almost 20 sports (football, tennis, basketball, handball, rugby, boxing, cycling, volley-ball…), beIN SPORTS is constantly enhancing its offer, in order to provide subscribers with the greatest show. Accessible through cable operators, ADSL and satellite transmission, beIN SPORTS will soon offer a new subscription via computer, named beIN SPORTS Connect.


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