Al-Kass was launched in June 2006 as the second sports channel from Qatar after Al Jazeera Sports. In its first year, the channel won many viewers with its unmatched coverage of domestic sports, especially football. It also broadcast the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha.
It now also covers matches involving the Persian Gulf countries, notably FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, the AFC Asian Cup, and the Arabian Gulf Cup.
It has emerged as one of the most popular sports channels in Arabia. Al-Kass has now eight sports channels, four of them are FTA and the other four channels are encrypted with the Qatari pay-tv beIN Channels Network.