Colombian soccer league to be broadcast on a new premium channel

Dimayor, the entity in charge of managing soccer tournaments in Colombia, formally approved the creation of a premium channel to broadcast the local league, starting the second semester of 2019, El Tiempo reported.
The decision was taken during the assembly held by the entity and had 35 votes in favor and only one against. In addition, the directors of the teams authorized Jorge Enrique Velez, head of Dimayor, to negotiate with Win Sports, the channel that currently holds the rights to Colombian professional soccer.
In an interview with Caracol Radio’s 6AM, Velez said that the Premium channel “will be a platform for Colombian soccer to be watched abroad,” and confirmed that the subscription will cost CO$ 29,900 (USD 9.2) per month. According to Marca Claro, the Premium channel will broadcast the five main games of each day; the rest will be available in the regular signal of Win Sports, while RCN will continue airing two games on free-to-air TV.
The creation of a premium channel has been negotiated for some time. Last September, Win Sports submitted an offer for the implementation of the network for Co $ 1.7 billion (USD 526 million) for eight years. Dimayor is expected to give more details of the final proposal soon.