A few days after the beginning of a new MX League edition, the name by which the Professional Mexican Football League is known, the country’s 18 professional football clubs have already defined the channels that will air their matches. The tournament will officially begin this Thursday, July 23rd, after more than 100 days of inactivity due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In Mexico, TV rights for official competitions are negotiated by the clubs that plays as locals with each channel or TV network. As reported by different specialized websites in the country, Televisa will be the company that will have the most number of football teams on its screens, with the America, Cruz Azul, Toluca and Pumas clubs. In addition, it will share the rights of Tigres with Izzi, and those of Atlas, Juarez and Necaxa with TV Azteca.
TV Azteca will be in charge of broadcasting local matches played by Mazatlan FC, Ju<rez, Puebla, Necaxa and Atlas, although some Atlas matches will be broadcast by Izzi through its ‘Afizzionados’ channel.
The Guadalajara Sports Club, better known as ‘Las Chivas’, ended its current agreement with Multimedios. During the upcoming competition, its matches will be broadcast by Televisa (TUDN), TV Azteca (Azteca Deportes) and its OTT, Chivas TV. In addition, as reported from the ‘Chivas Pasion’ website, ESPN will broadcast the club’s matches for the US. Similarly, some of their matches during the tournament will be exclusive for Izzi.
For its part, Fox Sports will be in charge of broadcasting local matches played by Monterrey, Santos, Tijuana, Pachuca, Leon and Gallos, although the latest will have the broadcasts shared with Imagen TV. In addition to Chivas, ESPN will also broadcast Atletico de San Luis matches