BeIN Sports Scores International South American Football Rights In North Africa
The Qatar-based pay-TV operator, BeIN Media has struck an exclusive broadcast rights deal for South American football.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), BeIN Media and FC Diez signed a multi-year media rights agreement that will award BeIN Sports the exclusive broadcast rights to the Copa Libertadores football tournament across 24 territories in the Middle East and North Africa, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
BeIN has also bagged the rights to the second most important South American football tournament, the Copa Sudamericana. Both tournaments are scheduled to occur in the calendar year with multiple kick-off time slots that will enable BeIN Sports to air live all 262 games each year from both competitions across digital and linear channels, according to the pay-TV operator.
The four-year deal will span from 2019 to 2022 and was contracted by FC Diez Media, a collaboration between IMG and Perform.
Martin Aurenche, the VP of sports content for BeIN Media Group, expressed that BeIN Media is delighted to have acquired the rights to the Copa Sudamericana, Copa Libertadores and Recopa Sudamericana for the next four years across various territories.
He said that BeIN Sports would broadcast these passionate, thrilling and historic tournaments, demonstrating the media group’s commitment to becoming the number one global sport and entertainment network.
Aurenche added that this new deal was particularly exciting for BeIN Sports subscribers in Canada and the USA, who would be able to watch some of the future stars of international football during midweek prime time viewing hours. He said that for the subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa, Australia and New Zealand, these rights would become the centrepiece of BeIN’s South American football coverage.
On the other hand, CONMEBOL's secretary general, Jose Astigarraga declared that CONMEBOL was pleased with the recent alliance with BeIN Sports for the transmission of the South American football tournaments.
Astigarraga added that this alliance would ensure that South American football lovers in North Africa and around the world get the opportunity to live the passion of these exciting tournaments.
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