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Hispanic TV Summit: beIN Sport Adding Distributor 'Soon'

beIN Sport, the new U.S. channels bearing rights to such soccer properties as the top professional leagues in Spain, Italy and France, expects to add a fourth big distributor soon, the channels' managing director said at an industry conference in New York Wednesday.

Yousef Al Obaidly said during the Hispanic Television Summit "there
is an operator that will be signing beIN Sport soon. So I encourage
everybody that is a fan of sport to call the operator and give them
pressure to get beIN Sport rolling."

He would not name the distributor, saying the negotiations were confidential.

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Kent Gibbons
Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.