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Fox Sports Latin America renews Concacaf rights deal

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Latin America has extended a rights agreement with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf).

As part of the new five-year deal, Fox Sports Latin America will retain exclusive rights across all platforms in Mexico and South America to Concacaf’s two club competitions for the five seasons from 2017-18 to 2021-22.

The broadcaster will also retain exclusive pay-television and digital rights to the competitions in Central America.

The agreement covers Concacaf’s premier Champions League tournament and a recently-announced club competition, which will take place between August and October each year and feature clubs from Central America and the Caribbean.

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