beIN SPORT to Televise ‘El Clásico’ -- Real Madrid vs. Barcelona -- This
Sunday, Oct. 7
New International Sports Network Prepares for Its First Exclusive, LIVE
Coverage of Legendary Soccer Rivalry
MIAMI -- October 03, 2012
beIN SPORT, the new independent 24-hour global network dedicated to live and
exclusive coverage of the world’s best international sports, will televise its
first El Clásico between La Liga’s Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona live from
Spain on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
With the latest match kicking off at Barcelona’s Camp Nou, El Clásico is one
of the most-watched sporting events in the world. As two of the world’s most
popular and successful soccer clubs, the team’s rosters are filled with
electrifying soccer mega-stars such as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Both teams have dominated La Liga for decades and play each other twice each
season during league play. Real Madrid leads the head-to-head results in
competitive matches with 88 wins to Barcelona’s 87 wins. In their most recent
match last April, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2–0.
“At least twice a year, El Clásico answers the burning question for soccer
fans, ‘What happens when two immovable objects collide?’” said Yousef Al
Obaidly, managing director ofbeIN SPORT. “The match spotlights one of the
most intense and storied rivalries in all sports and always results in
incredible soccer action for millions of fans.”
In addition to being the exclusive provider of La Liga games, beIN SPORT
features coverage of all the top soccer leagues and tournaments from Europe
and South America, including games from Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1,
South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America 2015.The network also
televises the away games for the U.S. men’s national soccer team in the
qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Cup.
El Clásico will be available from DIRECTV on channel 620 in English and
channel 426 in Spanish, and from DISH on channel 408 in English and 871 in
Spanish. The game is available to Comcast Xfinity subscribers in both
languages as well. Channels vary by market. Check your local provider for
About beIN SPORT
beIN SPORT, the English-language 24/7 international sports network, and beIN
SPORT en Español are the multi-platform sports destinations that brings to
the passionate fan all the live game action, news and analysis of the top
leagues around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available-before
content. From American, European and Latin American live games to general
sports news and in-depth analysis, beIN SPORT guarantees first row access to
top leagues and major sports properties through TV, on-line and mobile
platforms with games that can’t be seen on any other channel. For more
information, please visit www.beinsport.tv and follow us on Twitter
@beINSport1USA for breaking news and real-time updates.
Bob Gold & Associates
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