beIN Sports Connect Launches On Roku Streaming Devices In Canada


TORONTO, ON – April 21, 2017 – Roku, Inc. and international sports broadcaster beIN SPORTS announced today that the premium sports streaming service, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, is now available on Roku® streaming players and Roku TVs™ in Canada.

beIN SPORTS CONNECT makes its Canadian debut on Roku streaming devices just in time for some of the biggest and most anticipated events in international sports, including UEFA Champions League playoff matches, El Clásico – the biggest match in club soccer featuring fierce football rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and the MotoGP US Grand Prix.

“Live sports is a key ingredient of TV programming, but still today not all sports can be watched live by consumers. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canadian Roku users can access a wide variety of live sports programming, whether you are a soccer, motor racing or martial arts fan,” said Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, director content acquisition at Roku.

Canadians with a Roku streaming player or Roku TV can add the beIN SPORTS CONNECT channel from the Sports category in the Roku Channel Store. BeIN Sports and Roku have also collaborated on a special retail offer for new Roku customers, who get a 60-day free pass to beIN SPORTS CONNECT with the purchase of a Roku streaming player or Roku TV.

Canadians with beIN SPORTS CONNECT have access to live action from the world’s leading sports leagues, tournaments and events. Highlights of beIN SPORTS CONNECT’s programming lineup include exclusive European football playoff coverage from the UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, along with coverage of the Sky Bet League Championship, EFL Cup, Copa del Rey, Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France, Copa do Brasil, and Real Madrid TV.

beIN SPORTS CONNECT also delivers live coverage of college football, basketball, baseball, mixed martial arts, softball, women’s volleyball, and the best in motorsports with MotoGP, WorldSBK and MotoAmerica.

Upcoming events on beIN SPORTS CONNECT include:
• MotoGP US Grand Prix on Sunday, April 23 at 9 a.m. ET
• El Clásico – Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona on Sunday, April 23 at 2:45 p.m. ET

About Roku Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming for the TV and aspires to power every TV in the world. As of December 2016, the Roku OS powered TV streaming for 13+ million monthly active accounts. Roku is known for streaming innovation and high customer engagement, offering content providers and video advertisers the best way to reach streaming audiences. Roku customers streamed 9+ billion hours of video and music in 2016. Roku streaming players and Roku TV models are available in 10 countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A.

beIN SPORTS CANADA is North America’s premier global sports network, distributed by Ethnic Channel Group Limited. Launched in January 2014, beIN SPORTS CANADA offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV & Live Streaming. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from around the world, including exclusive matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action and stream live over flow 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, boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) and volleyball, among others. For more information, please visit

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