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beIN SPORTS’ Combined Coverage of Month-Long El Clásico Matches Scores Big Among U.S. Audiences

March 11, 2019

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2019--beIN SPORTS today announced remarkable ratings success following three recent meetings of soccer rivals, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. beIN SPORTS’ exclusive coverage of all three live matches on both networks, beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, resulted in a combined audience reach of more than 2.7 million viewers, with two of the broadcasts airing live during weekday afternoon time slots.

(Source: Nielsen NPower, NPM & NPM-H, 03/02/2019, 02/27/2019, 02/06/2019, Live El Clásico Matches, 6am-6am, Live+SD data. Reach based on a qualifier of 1+ minutes. Aggregated Reach, Persons 2+, Units (Actuals))

The first of the matches came as part of the Copa del Rey Tournament, Semi-Final First Leg on February 6 th, followed by the Semi-Final Second Leg on February 27 th. The last of the three meetings took place on March 2 nd for LaLiga’s match, which aired live from Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain. According to Nielsen Media Research, this single live broadcast achieved an average audience of 669,000 total viewers for the match (P2+) across both beIN SPORTS networks during its premier, outperforming all of the individual telecasts on ESPN 2, FOX Sports 1, and FOX Sports 2, among others.

“We’re thrilled to see our viewership numbers reach more than 2.7 million, especially for these highly-anticipated matches and in spite of our distribution constraints,” said Antonio Briceño, Deputy Managing Director, beIN SPORTS USA. “We look forward to continued ratings growth for our exclusive LaLiga coverage, as well as all of our other world-class sports programming.”

Network Highlights for Each “El Clásico” Match in 2019, Thus Far:

(Source: Nielsen NPower, NPM & NPM-H, 03/02/2019, Match: 2:26pm-4:42pm, 6am-6am, Live+SD data. Reach based on a qualifier of 1+ minutes. Persons 2+, Adults 18-49, Units (Actuals))

(Source: Nielsen NPower, NPM & NPM-H, 02/27/2019, Match: 2:50pm-4:55pm, 6am-6am, Live+SD data. Reach based on a qualifier of 1+ minutes. Persons 2+, Adults 18-49, Units (Actuals))

(Source: Nielsen NPower, NPM & NPM-H, 02/06/2019, Match: 2:50pm-5:00pm, 6am-6am, Live+SD data. Reach based on a qualifier of 1+ minutes. Persons 2+, Adults 18-49, Units (Actuals))

For more information, visit www.beinsports.com. Follow us on Twitter @beINSPORTSUSA and/or @ESbeINSPORTS and like us on Facebook beIN SPORTS USA  and beIN SPORTS En Español for breaking news and real-time updates.

About beIN SPORTS USA

Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS offers viewers world-class sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga , Ligue 1 , Copa Libertadores , Copa Sudamericana , Recopa Sudamericana, Copa del Rey , Coupe de France, Turkish Süper Lig, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven for fans of motorsports , tennis , boxing , mixed martial arts (MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS broadcasts College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball. Through beIN SPORTS CONNECT , authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. For more information, visit www.beinsports.com .

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CONTACT: Michelle Rodriguez

beIN SPORTS

rodriguezm@bein.net

305-777-1900 ext. 6151

Angelica Courel

Pinta for beIN SPORTS

acourel@pintausa.com

305-615-1111 ext. 204

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT SOCCER TV AND RADIO SPORTS

SOURCE: beIN SPORTS

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