Tag Archives: Libertadores Cup

Facebook and Fox Sports extend Libertadores Cup’s broadcast

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and Facebook agreed to extend from 28 to 46 Copa Libertadores matches broadcast for free by the OTT Facebook Watch, in the Spanish-speaking countries that are taking part in the competition. Fox Sports will also air Thursday’s matches, which had been acquired by Facebook. Partnership between the companies establishes [...]

Conmebol denies having removed Libertadores Cup’s exclusivity to Facebook

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) released a statement confirming the agreement validity with Facebook to exclusively broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays until 2022. According to Paraguayan newspaper Última Hora website, meeting will be held at Conmebols headquarters with representatives of Facebook, Fox Sports and Globo, so that both channels could broadcast the [...]

Facebook loses exclusivity to broadcast Libertadores Cup’s matches

South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) decided to cancel Facebooks exclusivity to broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays. The entitys decision was based on users complaints regarding  broadcasts low quality and connectivity problems throughout the region. Facebook will go on broadcasting the competitions matches for free through the OTT Facebook Watch, but they will also [...]

Disney and Fox present arguments to the FNE for not selling Fox Sports Chile

Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) could decide in the coming days on the sale of Fox Sports in the country. On August 31st, 2018, Disney -represented by lawyer Claudio Lizana, and Fox by lawyer Ignacio Larraín-, provided information to the entity, suggesting that the operation does not represent risks to make free market competition [...]

Red Intercable against Conmebol-Facebook agreement for Libertadores Cup releases

Conmebol and Facebook ran an agreement in October 2018 to broadcast  some Libertadores Cup matches on the social network between 2019 and 2022. According to it, those matches played on Thursdays can be watched in Argentina only through Facebook. Social networks entrance to sports broadcasts generated a statement from Red Intercable, an independent cable TV [...]

Facebook becomes criticized in Argentina for Libertadores Cup broadcasting

In the OTT Facebook Watch Libertadores Cup broadcastings debut,  social network received several complaints about the poor quality of the images. Football match between the Argentine team Huracán and the Brazilian Cruzeiro was the first to be broadcast under this modality. Watchers main complaints were focused on contents poor quality and the constant interruptions during [...]

Disney must sell Fox Sports in Brazil to merge with Fox

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) decided to deny Disney the possibility of keeping Fox Sports in Brazil and ordered it to sell it. The entity believes that coexistence between Fox Sports and ESPN would create a monopoly in the country. With Fox Sports sale by Disney, any other media group would be able to acquire [...]

Facebook starts to broadcast Libertadores Cup matches exclusively

From March, Facebook will broadcast exclusively matches from  Libertadores Cup through Facebook Watch, a VOD platform run by Facebook, which arrived at Latin America in August 2018 after being launched in the US a year before. Totally, 27 matches will be broadcasted on the digital platform on Thursdays, and the remaining 19 will do it [...]