Televisa Deportes to show Juarez matches in 2019 Liga MX

Mexican broadcaster Televisa Deportes will show Mexican football team Juarez FC matches in the 2019 Liga MX season, the top-tier of Mexican club football.

The deal was reached after Juarez bought fellow Mexican side Lobos BUAP for an undisclosed sum earlier this month, agreeing to continue the existing deal Lobos held with Televisa.

The 2019 Liga MX season kicks off next month and runs through to December.

Televisa also holds the rights to broadcast a host of other Liga MX teams with local sources citing that many as eight other teams are signed up to the broadcaster.

Televisa renegotiated its package with one of those clubs – Chivas – in January, avoiding a potential lawsuit between the two and saw them agree a one-year, non-exclusive, free-to-air media rights deal for the upcoming season.

Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, ESPN reported Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla as having said: “The situation is like this: Juarez will participate in Liga MX next season in place of Lobos BUAP. It’s done. It’s been agreed by the assembly and from this moment we’ll work on the schedule.”