Qatar's beIN Media Group announces exclusive MENA deal with Turner Broadcasting

Published December 30th, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Turner channels include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), HLN (Headline News) and CNN HD. (YouTube)
Turner channels include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), HLN (Headline News) and CNN HD. (YouTube)

BeIN Media Group has announced an exclusive deal with Turner Broadcasting. According to the deal, Turner’s channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), HLN (Headline News) and CNN HD, will be available exclusively on the beIN platform across the MENA region from January 1, 2016.

Speaking about the agreement, Rani R. Raad, Managing Director, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Turner, said: “We are pleased to announce our exclusive partnership with beIN Media Group in the Middle East and North Africa region. Together with beIN Media Group, we’re expanding our reach to cater to the needs of audiences across the region. Subscribers to the network can enjoy unlimited access to news, movies and animation via our world-class broadcast channels and entertainment offering.”

“Globally, Turner Broadcasting has a widespread reach; our exclusive partnership with beIN Media Group’s DTH distribution network allows us to further widen access to our channels across the Middle East region and key North Africa markets. We are confident that this partnership will prove beneficial to existing and potential subscribers,” added Raad.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media group, commented: “In November, as we launched beIN’s entertainment portfolio we had committed to our subscribers that we will partner with leading global brands to bring them the best of global entertainment. Our partnership with Turner is a solid step in that direction. Turner channels are gold-standard in kids’ entertainment and news and beIN is really excited to bring these channels exclusively to its subscribers.”

By Vijaya Cherian

 


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