BeIN Sports pulls channels from Dubai telecom giant ahead of World Cup

Dubai telecom company Du apologized for a “sudden and unexpected loss of services” after beIN Sports pulled its channels and packages from Du customers , only two weeks ahead of the highly anticipated World Cup.

In a tweet by the Dubai-based company, they said that they are working with their partner to restore the broadcasting of the beIN sports channels.

Du could not provide a date for when the channels will be broadcasted again.

It was not immediately clear why the Qatari-owned beIN Sports had taken the decision to remove its channels.

With less than two weeks until the beginning of the world’s most anticipated international football tournament, beIN was the only broadcaster showing matches in the UAE.

Du added that it has temporarily stopped new subscriptions of beIN packages. They said that customers will not be charged for the period where the channels are unavailable.

Meanwhile, Du competitor Etisalat announced their FIFA World Cup 2018 package for beIN Sports, which is being made available through them for a little over $150.

According to Arabian Business, all beIN Sports channels through Etisalat are working as normal without any glitches.

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