BeIN announces international Conmebol club rights deal

BeIN Media Group has confirmed a four-year deal for rights to the South American Football Confederation’s (Conmebol’s) club tournaments across a host of markets in which it operates.

The contract for the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana runs from 2019 to 2022 and covers exclusive rights in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 24 territories in the Middle East and North Africa.

The agreement means the Copa Libertadores will be shown on beIN Sports in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for the first time. BeIN will broadcast live all 262 matches per year from the Libertadores and Sudamericana across linear and digital channels.

The deal was brokered by FC Diez Media, a joint venture between digital media company DAZN Group and the IMG agency, set up to advise Conmebol on its commercial rights for club competitions.