(MENAFN- Memac Ogilvy) DOHA – 03 October 2021: beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS will exclusively broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the very first time to its viewers across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The prestigious UEFA Women’s Champions League is part of beIN’s expanding women’s sports portfolio and its wider beINSPIRED corporate commitment, in which beIN showcases inspiring and under-represented sports and athletes, as well as developing business partnerships, events and creative campaigns all aimed at telling the most diverse and inspiring stories that sport has to offer. Most recently, beIN SPORTS has been showcasing female talent in Wimbledon, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, W Series and the US Open, amongst other major sporting events.
Set to take place from 5 October 2021 until 22 May 2022, this year’s UEFA Women’s Champions League will be the first edition to feature a 16-team group stage – with the final set to be held at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy.
The 16 teams taking part in this year’s UEFA Women’s Champions League were drawn into four groups of four (Group A, B, C and D). European heavyweights and defending champions Barcelona are in Group C alongside Arsenal. Bayern Munich are in Group D alongside Lyon of France and Benfica of Portugal, while Paris Saint Germain are in Group B with Real Madrid.
Matchday 1 kicks off on Tuesday 5 October with Sweden’s Hacken taking on France’s Lyon at 19:45 MECCA. The game will be broadcast on beIN SPORTS Premium 1 for Arabic commentary and beIN SPORTS 1 for English commentary. Also on Tuesday, Arsenal will be facing the defending champions Barcelona at 22:00 MECCA on the same channels for English and Arabic commentary. On Wednesday 6 October, Chelsea will face Wolfsburg at 19:45 MECCA on beIN SPORTS 3 Premium and beIN SPORTS 1 for English and Arabic commentary.
Commenting on the initiative, Mohammad Al-Subaie, Acting CEO of beIN MENA, said: “The UEFA Women’s Champions League is a fantastic addition to our beINSPIRED sports portfolio. We hope this competition continues to inspire girls and women across the MENA region. beINSPIRED aims to showcase inspiring moments and athletes as well as shining a light on underrepresented sports. beIN is proud to be the first to broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League across 24 countries in the region, and we can’t wait for the group stage to start on Tuesday.
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