SBT may acquire Copa Libertadores TV broadcasting rights in Brazil until 2022

According to what several Brazilian websites have recently reported, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and SBT would be about to run an agreement on the negotiation so that the Brazilian FTA TV channel can broadcast two weekly matches of the Copa Libertadores in Brazil until 2022. Up to now, SBT and Conmebol have not made any comment on the matter.

As reported in mid-August, Grupo Globo decided to cancel its current TV broadcasting rights agreement with Conmebol for the Copa Libertadores, and sent a request to the entity, asking to finish its commitments with the competition. Although Globo initially intended to pay a lower amount for the broadcast of the football tournament, UOL reported that, finally, Globo was unsuccessful in the negotiations. For this reason, SBT is the main candidate to take over the broadcasts of the Copa Libertadores in Brazil until 2022, the year in which the original agreement with Globo ended. As reported by UOL, SBT will broadcast  those competition matches to be played on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM (Brazilian time), until the end of the group phase. According to UOL, SBT will be able to choose which of the two matches to be played both at the same time will be broadcast in each region of Brazil.

According to the information reported by UOL, the agreement between Conmebol and SBT ables the Brazilian TV channel to broadcast the matches between Bolivar (Bolivia) and Palmeiras (Brazil); and Universidad Catolica (Chile) against Gremio (Brazil) on September 16th, for the third fixture date of the Group Phase of the Copa Libertadores. Fixture date 4 will be played on September 23rd and, always according to UOL, SBT would broadcast the match that It will face Internacional (Brazil) and Gremio (Brazil), as well as the one starred by Guarani (Paraguay) and Palmeiras (Brazil).

For the fifth fixture date of the Copa Libertadores, SBT would broadcast the matches between Flamengo (Brazil) and Independiente del Valle (Ecuador); and River Plate (Argentina) against Sao Paulo (Brazil). Finally, on the sixth fixture date of the tournament, SBT would have on its screen the matches that Flamengo (Brazil) and Junior de Barranquilla (Colombia) play, as well as the one that will have Palmeiras (Brazil) and Tigre (Argentina) as protagonists.