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beIN to Bring CBS, CW Shows to MENA Channels


beIN Media Group has entered into a multiplatform licensing pact with CBS Studios International to bring shows such as The Good Fight to its channels across the Middle East and North Africa.

For the first time, beIN Media Group’s portfolio of entertainment channels will broadcast hit CBS series such as the action-drama MacGyver, the CBS All Access original series The Good Fight, the breakout hit Bull, the summer event series Salvation and the Emmy Award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden.

The agreement also will cover the first-window rights to a selection of CBS and The CW’s new slate of series, which will be available to beIN subscribers day-and-date with the U.S. broadcast. This includes new crime drama Instinct, the military series SEAL Team and The CW’s new drama Valor. This agreement enables beIN to stack CBS content on the beIN On-demand platform.

“We are excited to be working with the beIN Media Group on this significant agreement for the MENA region,” said Stephen Tague, the executive VP of client relations for EMEA at CBS Studios International. “The deal further demonstrates CBS’s ability to produce industry-leading programming that helps drive subscription platforms and entertain audiences around the world.”

Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, said, “beIN is extremely pleased to welcome CBS to beIN network. Through this deal, TV lovers in MENA will be able to watch a wide selection of great series on beIN SERIES channel. This agreement cements beIN’s position as a premium content broadcaster in MENA.”

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