The beIN Media Group and its sports channel beIN SPORTS is the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup; this year hosted in Qatar in November 2022. To aid the distribution of its content, beIN has now entered a strategic partnership with social media powerhouse Twitter, which will see beIN providing exclusive content from the upcoming event.
beIN SPORTS will share and highlight important match moments throughout the event, giving brands more sponsorship opportunities through Twitter Amplify. The partnership will see 320 videos distributed, with highlights, analysis, and a summary of the important events from each match being shared through the @beINSPORTS Twitter account.
“We have seen a 74% increase in the monthly average volume of football content circulation among the platform’s users compared to the past 12 months. For example, Saudi Arabia alone recorded over 53 million tweets about football so far this year,” says Kinda Ibrahim, Twitter Head of Media Partnerships for the Middle East, Africa, & Turkey.
BeIN SPORTS is the region’s largest broadcaster, and fans will be treated to real-time coverage that will help to contribute to the atmosphere of this exciting event.
“As one of the official media outlets that broadcast the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in 24 countries within the Middle East and North Africa, our teams of talent will work hard to deliver the best content and sports media coverage through the latest advanced technologies creating lasting memories in the minds of millions of followers across the region,” says Faisal Mahmoud Al Raisi, Digital Media Director, beIN Middle East & North Africa.
In a recent survey by GWI, over 261 million Twitter users admitted to following at least one major football-related account, with 72% praising the quality of the sports content, highlighting the value that the beIN and Twitter partnership can bring to everyone involved — including the fans.
LEAP 2024 Will Shine A Light On Female Innovators In Technology
Women comprise nearly a third of the event’s speaker lineup alongside a dedicated program of high-level content, investment, and mentorship.
LEAP 2024, a premier global technology event, will highlight the achievements of women in the technology sector as it returns for its third edition at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham district from March 4 to 7.
Hosted by Tahaluf, a strategic collaboration between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fund (EIF), and the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), LEAP 2024 will feature a dedicated program titled “Women in Tech”. The program will offer enriching content, investment opportunities, networking sessions, mentorship programs, and a special startup award.
The initiative aims to inspire women to actively participate in the technology industry, aligning with broader diversity efforts. Reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to equality, the focus on “Women in Tech” coincides with the increasing female participation at LEAP events.
Annabelle Mander, Senior Vice President of Tahaluf, emphasized the event’s commitment to gender inclusivity, stating, “Female representation is across all of LEAP’s features and reflects the event’s mission of driving economic diversification and providing market access to international business. Within Tahaluf itself, half of our team members are women, and women make up half of our SMT, too”.
The “Women in Tech” program will feature distinguished speakers including Nadine Hachach Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, and Sahar Albanarna from IMPACTIQUE Bahrain, who explained: “Over 26 million women worldwide with professional experience and degrees are not in the global workplace. This demographic includes a huge pool of untapped talent which technology can help unleash to fuel the co-creation of exponential solutions across multiple sectors. To help women access productive employment, we urge industry leaders to support high-impact female entrepreneurs as a means to boost their economies and accelerate the UN’s sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth”.
The event will also provide a platform for female-led startups and entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and support through various initiatives such as the Women’s Investor Forum, Entrepreneur Mentorship Scheme, and the Aviatrix Award at the Rocket Fuel pitch competition, offering a prize fund of US$150,000.