Facebook to live stream Champions League games in Latin America

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Facebook has secured rights to broadcast certain UEFA Champions League games in Spanish-speaking Latin American territories until 2021, UEFA said on Wednesday. The social network will live stream for free 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup.
“UEFA is pleased to announce the award of certain media rights to Facebook in Latin America, which will see Facebook become the exclusive free-to-air home for certain UEFA Champions League live matches across Spanish-speaking territories during the 2018-21 cycle”, said the entity in a release. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The matches will be available on the UEFA Champions League Facebook Page. Wednesday highlights and magazine programmes will also be shared each match-week on Facebook. The partnership kicked off on Wednesday, August 15, with the UEFA Super Cup.
“We’re proud to be the exclusive free-to-air home for UEFA Champions League matches across Latin America for the next three years,” said Peter Hutton, Facebook Head of Global Live Sports Programming. “This world-renowned competition exemplifies how sports can connect communities, so we look forward to helping fans watch these live matches together and are committed to working closely with our great partners at UEFA to deliver an innovative viewing experience.”