Antel to show Copa América

Uruguayan telecommunications company Antel has acquired rights for the 2019 Copa América international football tournament.

Antel struck the deal with Dexary, the company established by former Uruguayan Football Association president Edgar Welker.

In December, Dexary snapped up the rights for pay-television, free-to-air television streaming and radio rights in Uruguay covering several football tournaments, including the U17 and U20 South American Championships, which are also operated by the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol.

Antel will stream coverage of the tournament, which started on June 14 and will run until July 7 in Brazil. The telco will show live coverage of 26 matches during the competition.

Uruguay’s next match at the competition will be against Japan on June 21.