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BeIN Sports Issues Statement After Going Dark on Verizon Fios

August 2, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– beIN Sports has issued a statement after the channel went dark on Verizon Fios over failure to come to terms on a distribution agreement. The company, which carries MLW, issued the following statement, saying that Verizon chose to drop the channels from its platform.

The company issued a similar statement earlier today after being dropped from Comcast.

Verizon Fios Has Chosen to Deny its Customers Access to beIN’s Unparalleled Sports Coverage of LaLiga, El Clásico, MotoGP, MotoAmerica, WTA, Conference USA, and More

beIN SPORTS – sets the record straight concerning Verizon Fios’ decision to drop beIN SPORTS.

“beIN SPORTS USA learned late last night that despite its offer to extend its contract with Verizon on the same rates and terms, Verizon chose to abruptly cease negotiations and drop the beIN SPORTS channels from its platform. Verizon falsely claims that beIN sought “significant” rate increases. In fact, beIN offered to continue under the same modest fee increase structure it established when it launched in 2012. Verizon, conversely, sought to re-package beIN to higher more expensive tiers where customers have to pay more for the content they love. beIN will not allow Verizon to use its content in this manner and will continue its fight to achieve carriage in lower priced tiers on behalf of consumers and content partners” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’ Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada.

Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español can visit www.keepbeINonFIOS.com or call 1-877-789-1395 to file a complaint to their cable provider directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN #StopCarrierBarriers!

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