FOX Sports Latin America has categorically denied in a statement having any negotiation for sports rights with the OTT service Sportflix, which will be launched later this month and will offer live events from several leagues.
The clarification comes after the Argentine soccer league, of which Fox and Turner have the broadcast rights, was mentioned among the options available in the OTT platform.
“We have no knowledge of this company and no contact has been made with it,” FOX said in a statement. And added: “It is important to note that most of the properties transmitted by FOX Sports in Latin America are exclusive and will remain for the benefit of the 61 million subscribers and households in 19 countries that choose us through TV or digital via the FOX Sports App.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with Radio Belgrano, Sportflix vice president Matías Said said “both regulatory and negotiation gaps” were found with most of the networks so that they could broadcast the event. “On the 30th, the site will be available in Argentina. Users will be able to watch everything without obstacles,” he added.
FOX Sports offers contents such as the Copa Libertadores, Sudamericana , CONCACAF Champions League, the Bundesliga, NFL, MLB, WWE, UFC, Premier Boxing Champions, NASCAR, Dakar Rally, Formula 1, Formula E, Italian Serie A TIM and the UEFA Champions League, among others.
“FOX Sports Latin America works together with the owners of this content to take all necessary actions to protect our products from piracy and illegal use of these rights,” the company concluded.