Doha, 20 November 2020 - beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS will broadcast the 2 years to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with dedicated programmes and a host of exclusive interviews throughout the day tomorrow. The 2 years to go spectacle is a reminder to all sports enthusiasts and everyone else around the globe that in precisely 2 years’ time (November 21, 2022), Qatar will welcome the world as the host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
As the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup in the MENA region, beIN SPORTS is proud to witness such an extraordinary period that will indeed remain in people’s memories forever. beIN SPORTS’ coverage for the 2 years to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will include never seen before footage of the best FIFA World Cup matches on the Free to Air (FTA) channel. These contents would be accessible to all viewers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with back to back content, including historical matches, documentaries, and stories behind Qatar’s successful bid. Exclusive coverage begins tomorrow, November 21. It will continue until the early hours of Sunday morning when the CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Nasser Al Khater, will be a special guest in the “Evening Show” studio on beIN SPORTS HD1.
beIN SPORTS’ English and Arabic channels HD1 and HD11 will also cover dedicated programmes, and exclusive interviews around the clock and between games — as the beIN SPORTS News channel will start main coverage from 13:00 Makkah Time. Contributions on the beIN SPORTS HD1 channel will be made from a host of experts, legends, and analysts, including Arsene Wenger, Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly, and Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Other experts from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) will also attend and discuss exclusive details of Qatar’s readiness to host the tournament, fan experience, community engagement, and technological advancements of the tournament. beIN SPORTS will also host a special episode of the “Evening Show” starting from 1:15 Makkah Time with beIN presenter Hichem Al Khalsi and regular guests Abdulkareem Al Sha-mali and Fathi Almouldi. The programme will feature dedicated Qatar 2022 branding in beIN SPORTS’ state of the art studio with news and stories on the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Commenting on the programme, Acting Director of Programs at beIN MENA, Duncan Walkinshaw, said: “As the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup, beIN SPORTS’ main focus is providing millions of viewers with an exceptional World Cup experience. With a strong and proud footprint in the Middle East, we are tremendously excited and can’t wait for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to kick off right here in Qatar."
He added: “As we move closer to the biggest sporting event in this region’s history, we are delighted to share this historic moment with our millions of viewers across MENA. Our coverage of the 2 years to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will showcase exciting behind the scenes content on the upcoming FIFA World Cup on our News channel, Free to Air channel, HD1, and HD11 channels — providing our viewers and subscribers with exhilarating back to back content.”