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Tigo seals carriage for Costa Rican football channel FUTV

Costa Rican pay-television channel FUTV has finalised a carriage deal with cable television provider Tigo.

FUTV launched in February and is exclusively dedicated to football. The platform holds exclusive rights to matches played by Costa Rican club sides Saprissa, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Herediano, Cartaginés, Grecia, Pérez Zeledón and Limón.

FUTV said last week that it was in talks over a deal with Tigo and the agreement has now been finalised.

Ahead of the launch of FUTV, Tigo had been awaiting a commercial proposal from FUTV and the channel stated last month that it was willing to listen to a new offer from the operator.

The agreement will grant Tigo subscribers access to all matches from Costa Rica’s top division.

“After the efforts made by the company since the beginning of the year to negotiate with the FUTV channel to include its content in Tigo’s offer, a satisfactory agreement was reached between the parties,” Tigo said in a statement reported by the La Republica newspaper.

“In this way, starting on August 6, subscribers will find the FUTV signal on the following channels: channel 16 SD and satellite, channel 728 HD and channel 44 analogue.

“At all times, Tigo sought to benefit its subscribers, who demonstrated the relevance of access to all the matches of the First Division National Soccer Championship.”