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beIn Sports channel blocked on UAE TV?

Qatari-owned sports channel has not been available to UAE subscribers since Monday evening

Dubai: UAE telecommunication providers on Monday have stopped offering the Qatari-owned sports network beIn.

However, it is unclear how long the beIn channels will remain off the air.

When Gulf News contacted the Etisalat customer care centre on Tuesday morning, an automated message said that beIn sports channels and the Al Jazeera news channel is no longer available on eLife television.

“This is a generic issue and not related to your eLife TV. We regret the inconvenience,” said the message.

BeIN Sports was not available for comment.

A number of UAE residents took to Twitter to express their frustration over the disruption in services, and have started searching for alternative sources to watch sports.


At present, the beIn Sports channels show a blue screen with the message: “This channel is currently unavailable”, written across the screen.  

The beIn Sports website has also been blocked by UAE network providers.