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beIN Media has partnered with Doha-based sports industry start-up incubator Qatar Sports Tech (QST) to fuel the fruition of innovative ideas and technologies.

beIN MEDIA GROUP 20 Oct 2017The companies aim to provide start-ups with the mentoring, funding and networking opportunities to help them grow and reach the next stage of development. Existing partners in the programme include Qatar Development Bank, the Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Financial Center, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Aspire Zone Foundation.

The new partnership will give QST access to beIN’s worldwide network, across five continents and 43 countries. In return, beIN’s investment will give the group access to the latest products and innovative ideas in sports.

“beIN Media Group is committed to providing its customers with the best possible viewing experience, and to do so we always want to be at the forefront of new and emerging technologies and innovations. QST is a brilliant initiative that gives creative ideas the space and support that they need to grow, and we’re excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring for the international start-ups taking part and for our company and its customers around the world,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of **beIN Media Group.

QST selects 10 start-ups every nine months, who undergo an intensive three-month programme that provides one-on-one mentorship, seed funding, day-to-day logistics and direct access to an international network of investors and corporate partners from the sports industry.

Koen Bosma, managing director for Qatar SportsTech, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with beIN Media Group, a global leader in sports media with an unparalleled international network. Adding one of the most innovative sports broadcasters as a partner strengthens Qatar SportsTech’s dominant position on a global scale.’