ESPN+ acquires Copa América rights in English and Portuguese for US market
Popular streaming service ESPN+ has acquired the English-language and Portuguese-language rights to the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América for viewers in the United States, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.
With Telemundo Deportes already having acquired the Spanish-language rights in the United States, that means that soccer fans will have plenty of choices this summer when they watch the tournament that will feature a line-up of South America’s biggest soccer stars including Brazil’s Neymar, Copa América Winner Luis Suarez of Uruguay, Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi, and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, among many others.
Hosted in Brazil, the 2019 Copa América runs from June 14 to July 7, which will be the 46th edition of the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship organized by South America’s soccer ruling body CONMEBOL.
According to a World Soccer talk source, all of the games in English and Portuguese will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ and not available on TV.
As of press time, ESPN declined to comment about the Copa America rights.
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