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Univision Deportes Acquires Spanish-Language Rights to Copa America 2016

copa america 600x300 Univision Deportes Acquires Spanish Language Rights to Copa America 2016

Univision Deportes has acquired the exclusive Spanish-language rights in the United States to the first-ever Copa America Centenario, which will be played in the summer of 2016 throughout the US and will feature the best teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.

The 2016 edition of Copa America will celebrate 100 years of the tournament. The first edition of Copa America was held in 1916 in Argentina.

The long-rumored tournament, as we reported earlier this year, will be played at stadiums across the United States during the summer of 2016. Soccer fans will be able to watch Euro 2016 during the daytime and attend Copa America games at night.

Despite a report to the contrary, a Univision Deportes representative confirmed the network has not acquired rights to Copa America 2020.

The teams to play in Copa America 2016 include USA, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as four other countries to be determined.

The next Copa America will be in 2015. Viewers in the United States will be able to watch that tournament (in English and Spanish) on beIN SPORTS.

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5 Responses to Univision Deportes Acquires Spanish-Language Rights to Copa America 2016

  1. NashRambler says:

    Disappointed that BeIN got the English language rights to the 2016 Copa America. This guarantees that the tournament will wallow in obscurity in the summer of 2016 in the very country the games will be played while EURO16 will get great exposure from ESPN.

  2. CTBlues says:

    Your kidding me BeIn got the US rights what a joke. I’m surprised Fox Sports didn’t go after this to use to build up to the WC.

    • rory says:

      The article says the 2015 edition will be on Bein. doesn’t say anything about English language rights for 2016 which is a one-time ‘off-cycle’ tournament

  3. Joe says:

    Let’s try this again for everyone who can’t read. Univision Deportes has Spanish language rights for 2016 and BeIN has it for 2015. There is NOT anyone as of yet that has English language for 2016 that is played in the US. I do believe I read somewhere that Fox has first crack at 2016(I’m sure someone can confirm it).

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