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Fox gets rights to Concacaf Champions League

27 July 2012 | Posted in Broadcast, Soccer, North America, South America, Caribbean | By Eoin Connolly

Concacaf, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America, has agreed a five-year broadcast deal with Fox International Channels Latin America for the Concacaf Champions League.

Fox Sports will have exclusive pay-TV and digital rights to the elite continental club competition throughout Latin America from the 2012/13 season. It will also have the free-to-air rights in Mexico and South America. The broadcaster will carry 40 games each season live and on tape delay and will laso produce a weekly highlights programme.

Jeffrey Webb, the Concacaf president, said: "Our agreement with Fox International Channels Latin America puts the Concacaf Champions League in perfect position to grow and fans throughout the region will be able to enjoy the competition like never before. With Fox's many broadcast platforms and technologies, the Champions League will be presented in ways the fans want and expect."

Fox International Channels Latin America president Carlos Martinez added: "We are confident that we'll turn this tournament into a favorite and make it one of the strongest in the region, leveraging Fox Sports wide reach and the synergies of our entertainment, lifestyle and factual channels in Latin America, as we have already done with other Latin American and European events." 

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