'This new channel is a global player and one of the foremost in the footballing universe and I wish them all the best', says Manel Arroy, Club vice president
FC Barcelona, represented by Manel Arroyo, vice president of Marketing and Communication, attended on Wednesday the presentation of the televesion channel BeIN Sports in Spain. The event took place in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and was a veritable who’s who in the world of football, sport in general and media.
Manel Arroyo confessed to the BeIN Sports microphone that the new channel “is one the principal figures in the football universe” and he wished “good luck” to those in charge and working at the new channel. At the event the CEO of FC Barcelona Ignacio Mestre was also present.
The presentation of the new channel was led by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of BeIN Sports International as well as Jaume Roures and Tatxo Benet, founders of Mediapro and partners of BeIn Sports in Spain.
Other figures present at the launch were Miguel Cardenal, president of the Sports Council, Javier Tebas, president of the Professional Football League, the presidents of various First Division clubs and ex-players Andoni Zubizarreta and Jorge Valdano.
BeIN Sports come to Spain via the Mediapro Group. With a presence in the Middle East, North Africa, France, USA, Canada , Indonesia, the Phillipines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Australia, the new channel offers football from all over the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.