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Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly Appointed President Of beIN SPORTS France


May 27, 2014 --

MIAMI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, CEO of beIN Media Group, announces the appointment of Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly as President of beIN SPORTS France. Mr. Al-Obaidly was Delegate General Director of beIN SPORTS France since the launch of the channel. He will succeed Mr. Al-Khelaifi as President of beIN SPORTS France, whilst keeping his already existing responsibilities as Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, CEO of beIN Media Group, declares:"In less than two years, beIN SPORTS France has enjoyedgreatsuccess. Mr. Yousef Al-Obaidly's contribution wasinstrumental.Today we are entering anew phase for the channel and I am confident that Mr. Al-Obaidly and his team will continue to develop its growth in ahighly competitive French market. We arecommittedto keep offering the best in sports. We will do so in less thantwo weeks when we will broadcast the entire FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014."

YousefAl-Obaidly graduated fromSeattle University, and over the past few years he has overseen the launch of beIN SPORTS in France, in the US, andmore recently in Asia. YousefAl-Obaidlyis also Secretary General of Qatar Tennis Federation, board member of Qatar Sports investment and board member of PSG Football Cluband PSG Handball Club.

About beIN Media Group and beIN SPORTS France:
The company beIN Media Group, chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been established in 2014. It is located in Doha, Qatar and holds every beIN SPORTS channels worldwide. beIN SPORTS is now distributed in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

beIN SPORTS France is a French company, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, representing the beIN SPORTS international network in France. Launched in June 2012, beIN SPORTS France offers premium sports programs to more than 1.7 million subscribers. beIN SPORTS will soon display the entire FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 live; With almost 20 sports (football, tennis, basket-ball, handball, rugby, boxing, cycling, volley-ball...), beIN SPORTS is constantly enhancing its offer, in order to provide subscribers with the greatest show. Accessible through cable operators, ADSL and satellite transmission, beIN SPORTS will soon offer a new subscription via computer, named beIN SPORTS Connect.


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