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beIN SPORTS Removed from Verizon Fios

August 2, 2018

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--beIN SPORTS – sets the record straight concerning Verizon Fios’ decision to drop beIN SPORTS.

“beIN SPORTS USA learned late last night that despite its offer to extend its contract with Verizon on the same rates and terms, Verizon chose to abruptly cease negotiations and drop the beIN SPORTS channels from its platform. Verizon falsely claims that beIN sought ‘significant’ rate increases. In fact, beIN offered to continue under the same modest fee increase structure it established when it launched in 2012. Verizon, conversely, sought to re-package beIN to higher more expensive tiers where customers have to pay more for the content they love. beIN will not allow Verizon to use its content in this manner and will continue its fight to achieve carriage in lower priced tiers on behalf of consumers and content partners,” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’ Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada.

Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español can visit  www.keepbeINonFIOS.com  or call 1-877-789-1395 to file a complaint to their cable provider directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN #StopCarrierBarriers!

For more information, please 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 is the fastest-growing sports network in the world and is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium 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 ,, 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 ,(WTA),,, (MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the recent addition of coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball. Through , 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 smart phone.

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CONTACT: beIN SPORTS

Michelle Rodriguez, 305-777-1900 ext. 6151

rodriguezm@bein.net

or

Pinta for beIN SPORTS

Rebecca Brooks, 305-615-1111 ext. 203

rbrooks@pintausa.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT SOCCER TV AND RADIO EVENTS/CONCERTS SPORTS

SOURCE: beIN SPORTS

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PUB: 08/02/2018 04:54 PM/DISC: 08/02/2018 04:54 PM

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