Presenters at the studio of Al Jazeera Sport
DOHA: Al Jazeera Sport reported its most successful start ever to the 2013-2014 European football season yesterday as the Barclays Premier League and La Liga kicked off over the weekend.
All 380 matches of the 2013-2014 Barclays Premier League are available exclusively on Al Jazeera Sport’s TV and digital channels across the Mena region following the acquisition of exclusive media rights to the Barclays Premier League football in the Middle East and North Africa for three years. The market leading football line-up now available on Al Jazeera Sport also includes La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and top international football.
Also new this season on Al Jazeera Sport is the addition of four new HD channels bringing it to a total of six HD channels to add to the 14 regular sports channels in the full sport package. Existing subscribers are able to upgrade their subscription to enjoy the benefits.
There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from subscribers across the Mena region with Al Jazeera Sport subscribers registering at more than twice the rate of any previous season during the opening weekend.
Commenting on the opening weekend, Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman said: “We are committed to creating the very best line-up of football for the fans in the region. The Premier League is new for us this season, but it is the strength of our total football line up that our customers find compelling.”
Breaking news and stories from the Barclays Premier League will feature on Al Jazeera Sport News, the home of sports news in the region. Al Jazeera Sport has lined up some of the most experienced and well-loved sports presenters in the industry to front their productions in the region.
Ayman Jada and Mohammed Saadon Al Kuwari present the Arabic coverage of the Barclays Premier League while the English studios feature Richard Keys and Andy Gray, who have been at the heart of the Barclays Premier League since coverage began.
The opening weekend also had special expert guests including Mido, Kevin Keegan, David Platt and Ruud Gullit.