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TVN and Canal 13 to share Copa América rights in Chile

Chilean state broadcaster TVN and commercial broadcaster Canal 13 have acquired rights to this year’s edition of the Copa América.

The two broadcasters said they will share the rights to the national team football tournament using a simulcast system similar to the one used for coverage of the Festival de Viña del Mar music event.

The 2019 Copa América is being hosted by Brazil from June 14 to July 7.

Chile is the two-time defending champion and has been drawn in Group C alongside Ecuador, Uruguay and invitational team Japan.

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