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beIN SPORTS Delivers Nearly 14 Million Viewers with Broadcasts of Copa America Group Stage Matches

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, reached nearly 14 million viewers with the group stage matches of the Copa America tournament. According to Nielsen Media Research, 10 million people tuned into beIN SPORTS en Espanol while the beIN SPORTS' English Channel delivered nearly 4 million viewers throughout the first stage of the tournament.

"We are thrilled with the viewership and passion shown by fans for the group stage matches of Copa America 2015, as well as beIN SPORTS' programming and coverage from our studios in Chile, Miami and Doha," said Antonio Briceno, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS. "As the international sports network, providing this type of unrivaled coverage of this exciting tournament is always what we strive for."

The top three matches thus far, in terms of total viewers across both English and Spanish channels:

Brazil vs. Colombia on June 17 – 1.4 million total viewers
Mexico vs. Chile on June 15 – 1.4 million viewers
Argentina vs. Uruguay on June 16 – 1.1 million viewers

beIN SPORTS' broadcasts of 'The Xtra Chile 2015' pre and post-game shows have also seen success across both networks. 'The Xtra Chile 2015' pre-game show delivered a total of 4.1 million viewers on beIN SPORTS en Espanol and 1 million viewers on the English channel throughout the first stage of Copa America. 'The Xtra Chile 2015' wrap up special has delivered an average of 3.5 million viewers on beIN SPORTS en Espanol and 1 million viewers on the English channel.  Special guests and contributors such as Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray, Richards Keys, Francisco 'Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola have been breaking down and analyzing all the action and news from each match day.

Advancing to the quarterfinal round is host country, Chile, who dominated their group with a total of seven points, along with Bolivia, who placed second. Argentina saw victory within Group B, beside second and third place, Paraguay and Uruguay, who will also compete this weekend. Brazil, Peru and Colombia have advanced from Group C. Quarterfinals for the tournament will begin on June 24th, followed by semifinals on June 29th. The Copa America final will be played on July 4th, 2015; all matches will air live exclusively on beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espanol, and beIN CONNECT.





24 - June

Chile vs. Uruguay

Copa America Quarterfinals

7:20 PM LIVE

25 - June

Bolivia vs. Peru

Copa America Quarterfinals

7:20 PM LIVE

26 - June

Argentina vs. Colombia

Copa America Quarterfinals

7:20 PM LIVE

27 - June

Brazil vs. Paraguay

Copa America Quarterfinals

5:20 PM LIVE

Source:  The Nielsen Company; NPM & NPMH, L+SD; 6/11/15-6/21/15 Copa America Live GS/MX (18 t/c), Copa America Previa and Wrap Up show.  Data based on P2+ (000) viewers beIN SPORTS/beIN SPORTS Espanol average audience sum.

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beIN SPORTS USA is the international sports network. Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10 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 Espanol and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches   from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Russian Premier League, Copa America 2015, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, 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 smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.

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