FOX Sports has been out of the business of buying soccer rights for a substantial period of time after shedding the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Bundesliga in current years, however the American broadcasting community is again now after the headline information as we speak proclaiming FOX Sports acquires Copa America rights through 2026.
FOX Sports’ six-year settlement with CONMEBOL kicks off this June with the English-language rights to the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 occasion. Additional rights picked up by FOX Sports as a part of the deal embody the 2022 Women’s Copa America, CONMEBOL qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, 2024 CONMEBOL males’s and ladies’s Olympic qualifiers, 2024 Copa America and Women’s Copa America, and 2026 Women’s Copa America.
“CONMEBOL is the perfect addition to FOX Sports’ elite slate of international soccer properties,” Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports stated. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to grow the game in the U.S. by showcasing some of the best men’s and women’s teams and players from around the world as they suit up for top international competition.”
While it’s excellent news that FOX Sports is again in terms of worldwide soccer, the valuation of the rights to Copa America aren’t appreciable for the English-language viewers as a result of nearly all of viewers in watching the nations from South America will view the video games on Spanish-language tv. Where FOX Sports can profit although is through the use of Copa America to advertise their protection of the Gold Cup in July. But even then, Univision has the stronger pull with the unique Spanish-language rights to not solely Copa America and the Gold Cup this summer season, but in addition Euro 2020.
This summer season’s Copa America match can be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. The groups competing are Brazil (title holders), Colombia (co-hosts), Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina (co-hosts), Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
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