Fanatiz, will live stream all matches from both the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. A total of 40 Copa Libertadores matches and 30 Copa Sudamericana matches will be exclusive to Fanatiz. In Canada, Fanatiz will be the exclusive live broadcaster of all games from both tournaments. The deal makes Fanatiz the only broadcaster offering all games from these two prestigious tournaments live in the US and Canada. MP & Silva acquired the OTT rights from Fox.
Matias Rivera, CEO of Fanatiz, commented “At Fanatiz our mission is to connect global fans with Latin America’s best soccer through our legal, high-quality and reliable service. We’re very excited to announce this rights acquisition deal that will bring the best South American club soccer to US and Canadian audiences”.
Frank Uddo, President of MP & Silva, North America, said, “MP & Silva is excited to have finalized this deal helping expand the reach of these two prestigious tournaments.”
The Copa Libertadores will begin with qualifying rounds from late January all through February, followed by the group stage from February 27th through May 24th. The top two teams in each group will pass on to compete in the knockout stage which will have its final game on the 28th of November, where one team will be crowned king of South American soccer. In parallel, the Copa Sudamericana will begin on the 13th of February where all teams will battle out in this knockout competition to determine who will be champion of “the other half of the glory” on December 12th.
In order to view the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana games, users can subscribe to Fanatiz for only $9.99 per month, with a 14 day free-trial. All the games will be available at www.fanatiz.com as well as Fanatiz’s Apple and Android apps.