The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has officially announced last week that it approved the launch of the tender for its competition’s commercial rights, to be disputed during the 2023-2026 period. The main sports championships regulated by the entity are the Copa Conmebol Libertadores and the Copa Conmebol Sudamericana.
‘The tender will be public, and the conditions will be designed to attract the most solid and solvent companies in the market, with the aim of ensuring, through the established requirements, the suitability of the participants involved’, Conmebol officially stated on the matter. In addition, the entity reported that the supervision of the entire process will be in charge of the company Ernst & Young Argentina (also known as ‘EY’), one of the main consulting and auditing firms worldwide.
In mid-September, Conmebol officially announced the launch of Conmebol TV. The initiative was announced after Grupo Globo and the streaming platform DAZN made the decision to cancel their current partnership agreement with Conmebol. Globo’s contract covered the TV rights of the Copa Libertadores, and that of DAZN, those of the Copa Conmebol Sudamericana and the Conmebol Recopa. Both agreements were valid until 2022. As confirmed by Conmebol, Conmebol TV ‘s distribution agreement is valid for the next three seasons, to broadcast the Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa cups. Initially, the channel is only available in Brazil, for Claro and Sky clients; and is produced and programmed by Band Sports.