It looks like soccer fans are losing out on a pretty good option for watching soccer without cable. According to an email sent out by Bill O’Hara, CEO of KlowdTV, beIN Sports will no longer be available on the streaming service beginning April 4, 2016.
This comes as a huge blow to the small service, as many see them as a “soccer streaming service,” yet beIN Sports provided them with most of their soccer programming. However, they’re doing their best to make it up to subscribing sports fans.
“Since we know this is an inconvenience for many of our sports fans, we are offering a coupon to make the next 2 months of your subscription to our Sports or Tus Deportes packages FREE. Please use coupon code: 2SPTFree.”
What’s left in KlowdTV’s sports package now that beIN Sports is gone?
- Fight Network
- And more
So there’s still some soccer programming with GOLTV, and MMA coverage with other channels.
What direction the company will take moving forward isn’t clear. Hopefully, KlowdTV will be able to replace beIN Sports with something else. But if you’re looking for beIN Sports to come back, don’t hold your breath.
“We are continuing to explore ways to continue our relationship, but at this time there does not appear to be a viable way to continue providing the beIN SPORTS channels.”
In the meantime, if you’re looking to gain access to beIN Sports without cable, you have a few other options. fuboTV, for example, is another niche streaming service similar to Klowd TV. The service is $9.99 per month and offers a free 24-hour trial. You can also look into skinny bundle services like Sling TV.
We’ll keep you updated on developments with beIN Sports and KlowdTV. And remember, you can still see what else KlowdTV offers with their free trial here.