Tag Archives: soccer

Digital content platform ‘Otro’ launches with soccer stars

The new online service “Otro”, focused on the soccer universe, was recently announced globally. It is backed by some of the sport’s biggest stars. It is available in eight languages (including Spanish) and offers a free version with limited access, and a monthly subscription model. Among the soccer stars that support this initiative and participate [...]

Colombian soccer league to be broadcast on a new premium channel

Dimayor, the entity in charge of managing soccer tournaments in Colombia, formally approved the creation of a premium channel to broadcast the local league, starting the second semester of 2019, El Tiempo reported. The decision was taken during the assembly held by the entity and had 35 votes in favor and only one against. In [...]

Win Sports submits offer to implement Premium soccer channel

Colombian sports channel Win Sports, which owns the TV rights to the local soccer tournament, has submitted an offer for the implementation of a Premium channel. Dimayor (Major Division of Colombian Soccer) will analyze the proposal during the next 30 days. According to local media, Win Sports offered Co$ 1.7 trillion (USD 570 million) for [...]

Servisky acquires Ecuadorian national soccer team rights

The Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) has signed a deal with Servisky for the rights to broadcast the national team in qualifiers and friendly matches, for the next four years. The president of the entity, Carlos Villacís, said, “revenues for the FEF will double.” For its part, one of the members of the board told El [...]

Mediapro to handle production and distribution of main soccer competitions in South America

Spain’s Mediapro Group announced that it has been selected by the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) for the creation of a HUB that will manage integration, production and distribution of the international TV broadcast of its three main competitions: the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa. The company said the facility will receive [...]

Brazilian Serie C games to be shown live on CBF’s site

Given the shutdown of Turner’s Esporte Interativo in Brazil, the media group decided to give the TV rights of Serie C (the third division of the Brazilian soccer league) to CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation). Thus, fans can watch the games through the site www.cbf.com.br and Facebook and YouTube profiles. Turner will continue in charge of [...]

Turner will not use its television rights to the Copa do Nordeste in Brazil

The US media company Turner will not use the television rights of the soccer tournament Copa do Nordeste in Brazil, which it has until 2022. This decision is a direct consequence of the closure of the sports channels Esporte Interativo, through which watched the tournament since 2013. Likewise, the company would fulfill the economic part [...]

Globo launches standalone soccer streaming service

Soccer streaming platform Premiere Play (Grupo Globo) is now available as standalone service in Brazil, with a catalog that includes live games of the series A and B of the ‘Brasileirão’ (Brazilian national championship) and the main state championships. The monthly subscription costs R$ 79.90 (USD 21). Globo had initially launched Premiere Play as TV [...]

TV Azteca considers leaving soccer business

TV Azteca CEO Benjamín Salinas said in the Q218 report that soccer costs are becoming “less sustainable” from a financial perspective so the company is evaluating whether to continue or not in this business. “We are obligated to review the soccer business in a comprehensive manner and to evaluate the viability of staying there, the [...]