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BeIn Sport attracts 400,000 subscribers in five weeks

Friday 13 July 2012 | 09:05 CET | News
Al Jazzera channel beIN Sport 1 has signed up 400,000 subscribers over ADSL, fibre, cable and satellite since its start-June launch in France, company vice president Charles Bietry told Les Echos. These customers will also be able to watch BeIN Sport 2 when it goes live on 28 July. Bietry said that if the company had only 400,000 subscribers by the end of the year, it would consider its launch a great failure. The channels is benefitting from big events such as Euro 2012 and the London Olympics, but especially from promotions offering free service for the first few months. Bietry said the

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Sport 1
Countries: France
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