beIN Sport to roll out across MENA with Pace
Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sport has chosen Pace to deliver home media servers and HD set-top boxes to enable it to roll out its service across the Middle East and North Africa.
BeIN Sport is offering a range of sports to subscribers in the region, recently adding Formula 1 motorsports to its list of rights in the region.
beIN Sport is taking delivery of Pace’s DMS7000NBS home media server, the first deal for this in the region. The device will enable subscribers to watch sports on multiple screens and includes a 1TB hard disk.
Pace will also supply its DZS3000NBS HD set-top to beIN Sport in the region.
beIN Sport already uses Humax set-top boxes to deliver its services in the region.
Roger Hall, managing director of beIN (MENA), said, “Pace’s Home Media Server and HD STB allow us to provide our customers with our latest TV services to every screen within their homes. The Home Media Server gives us a flexible platform to add multiscreen TV applications and services to further cement our position as the leading Pay TV provider in the region.”
Source: digitaltveurope, March 10, 2014.