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SBD/August 31, 2012/Media
Al Jazeera Hoping To Expand U.S. Market Share Through BeIN Sport
Published August 31, 2012
SOONER RATHER THAN LATER: In Philadelphia, Jonathan Tannenwald wrote Comcast and beIN Sport “agreed [to] a carriage deal last week, but it was never quite made clear when the channel actually would show up on local televisions.” A source said that Comcast “plans to have the channel up and running by September 6.” It will only be available “in standard definition, and you’ll have to subscribe to the sports channel tier to get it.” Tannenwald: “You can complain about the lack of a HD feed if you want, but I'd rather watch a game on an accessible cable tier in standard definition than have to buy it on pay-per-view” (PHILLY.com, 8/30).