Nasser Al-Khelaifi

beIN Media Group


Founder & CEO

A former professional tennis player and adviser to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani, Al-Khelaifi started his TV career in 2003 as director of rights acquisitions of Al Jazeera Sport, when the channel was first launched. In 2013, he oversaw the spinoff and rebranding of Al Jazeera Sport into beIN Sports and became beIN Media Group boss. In 2016, Al-Khelaifi expanded the group’s scope from sports into movies, stepping up competition with OSN, formerly the Middle East’s only general entertainment paybox. That same year, beIN bought Turkey’s top pay-TV 
platform, Digiturk, and made headlines when it purchased iconic film and TV studio Miramax, with its 700-title library and its film and TV production capability. In 2018, it joined forces with the BBC to co-produce original content.


  • Paris Saint Germain
  • Al Jazeera
  • Qatar Sports Investments


  • Qatar University (Qatar)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree


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