2018 FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier Rounds 5 & 6 Bolster Ratings on beIN SPORTS

Sports Network’s Exclusive Coverage of Chile vs. Argentina CONMEBOL
Qualifying Match Wins Big among U.S. Audiences

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–beIN SPORTS today announced ratings following the 2018 FIFA World Cup™
qualifiers. The broadcasts with the strongest showings included the
CONMEBOL qualifying match featuring Chile vs. Argentina on March 24th
which delivered an average audience of 564,000 total viewers (P2+)
across both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. According to Nielsen
Media Research, on Thursday, March 24th, beIN SPORTS en
Español dominated Spanish-language audiences; delivering the top five
sports programs of the day.

Additional Highlights:

  • The March 24th telecast of Chile vs. Argentina was the
    number one program of the day among Spanish-language cable networks,
    delivering 456,000 total viewers (P2+) on beIN SPORTS en Español.
  • The top five sports programs of the day among Spanish-language
    audiences on March 24th included the Peru vs. Venezuela
    matchup, which delivered 253,000 total viewers (P2+), as well as the
    beIN SPORTS original program “The Express Preview” which aired prior
    to the match, and delivered 209,000 total viewers (P2+) on beIN SPORTS
    en Español.
  • On March 25th, beIN SPORTS en Español broadcasts were
    placed in two of the top five sports programs of the day among
    Spanish-language cable networks, and included the Brazil vs. Uruguay
    match which delivered an average of 389,000 total viewers (P2+).
  • The Argentina vs. Bolivia match which aired on March 29th
    delivered 314,000 total viewers (P2+), while Colombia vs. Ecuador
    match airing on the same day delivered 263,000 total viewers (P2+);
    both were ranked among the top five telecasts of the day among
    Spanish-language cable networks.

Source: The Nielsen Company NPM & NPMH, L+SD; P2+ (000). 3/24/16,
3/25/16 & 3/29/16. Combined total based on beIN Sports and beIN Sports
Español sum. 3/24/16 & 3/25/16 rank based on beIN Sports Español, ESPN
Deportes, Fox Deportes & Univision Deportes Spanish cable networks.

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CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer
coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and
CONMEBOL/ CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and
in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With
beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the
exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches
offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. In addition to
soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis,
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Valerie Boldrin, 305-777-1900 Ext. 6024
Amanda Gadaleta, 212-367-9800 Ext. 300