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The Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 came to a close as fans and viewers witnessed the biggest Africa Cup of Nations in history live and exclusive on beIN SPORTS, the leading global sports channel.
A record of over 800 million people tuned in to beIN SPORTS to watch the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 and cheer for their favourite national team as the world witnessed Algeria lift its second ever Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
The final itself saw over 90 million viewers and fans tune in to beIN SPORTS to watch Riyad Mahrez take on Sadio Mane in one of the biggest and most competitive Africa Cup of Nations to date.
Viewers and fans also visited beIN SPORTS official social media accounts for the latest news and discussions using the hashtag #beINAFCON which was used throughout the competition. Videos posted on beIN SPORTS' Facebook and Twitter accounts were viewed by over 34 million fans and impressions of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 on Facebook and Twitter reached more than 300 million.
On the success of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 on beIN SPORTS, Sports Advisor at beIN Media Group, Jonathan Whitehead said: 'We are extremely pleased that our viewers have enjoyed the biggest African football tournament exclusively on our channels. With more than 800 million viewers and fans experiencing the Africa Cup of Nations on beIN SPORTS we have already started working hard to make sure the next tournament is even more successful. As the regular football season gets underway, we look forward to welcoming more viewers from all over the world to witness our world class content.
beIN SPORTS' coverage for the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 featured several exclusive interviews and programs, with 12 special documentaries produced exclusively by beIN dedicated to the final alone. A total of 75 hours of programs were shown on beIN SPORTS for the final as fans in MENA witnessed non-stop African football content.
beIN has secured continued growth in viewership across the Middle East and the world, establishing itself as a household name with the exclusive broadcast of some of the world's top sporting and entertainment properties, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Women's World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations as well as other sporting and entertainment channels.
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