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Copaco picks up Paraguayan rights and strikes Tigo deal

State-owned telecommunications company Copaco has acquired rights for the Paraguayan national football championship and immediately sublicensed on rights to rival telco Tigo.

Under the terms of Copaco’s deal with the APF, football’s governing body in Paraguay, coverage of the championship will be available on Copaco’s IPTV service.

Tigo, the championship’s incumbent broadcast partner, will continue to show matches through its Tigo Sports pay-television channel.

According to the Telesemana news website, the Tigo Sports channel will be available to Copaco subscribers for no extra cost from the middle of May as part of the deal.

The initial agreement between Copaco and Tigo will run for one year, but Tigo chief executive Jose Perdomo has said that the deal could be extended.