The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) officially announced on Monday the launch of Conmebol TV, which will start its operations exclusively as of today, the day in which the Copa Libertadores is reactivated, after being cancelled in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Conmebol TV will initially be available to Claro and Sky clients, and will be produced and programmed by Band Sports.
The distribution agreement, as reported by Conmebol, will be valid for the next three seasons for the broadcast of Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa. The channel is owned by Conmebol in Brazil, and access to its contents will have a monthly value of R$ 39.90 (USD 8). The sports entity also reported that Conmebol TV subscribers will also be able to access its content through the Claro (Now) and Sky (Sky Play) platforms, who will report more details about the PPV modality that the channel will offer.
‘We are pleased to announce the new agreement ran with Band Sports for the production and programming of the new channel, ‘Conmebol TV’ ”, which will be added to the Claro and SKY programming grids, for the entire Brazilian country, where subscribers will be able to access matches to be played as part of the Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa. This new partnership allows us to further increase the distribution of our tournament matches to fans in Brazil’, said Juan Emilio Roa, Marketing Director at Conmebol.
Fernando Magalhaes, Programming and Content Director at Claro Brazil, has also expressed himself about the launch of Conmebol TV: ‘Conmebol’s agreement with Band will ensure that Claro’s subscriber has access to the best Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa matches, with the best quality. Claro is always trying to bring the best content to its customers, and this is another great news for football fans’,he said.
‘Due to our great importance in the Brazilian market, we strongly believe in the agreement between Conmebol and Band, which provides even more quality and relevant content to our clients. As entertainment aggregators, we always want to provide the best and most complete pay TV experience, bringing entertainment to all the municipalities of the country’, added Gustavo Fonseca, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Sky Brazil.
As officially reported by Conmebol, Conmebol TV will feature complete and exclusive coverage of Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa. In relation to the Conmebol Libertadores, with this launch, Claro and Sky clients in Brazil will be able to access selected matches of the tournament, available exclusively on the channel. The Final of the competition, which will be held at the Maracana Stadium, will be broadcast on FTA TV on SBT, and on pay TV with Conmebol TV for all of Brazil. The first match to be broadcast by the new channel will be the one between Athletico Paranaense (Brazil) and Jorge Wilsterman (Bolivia), today. Later, it will broadcast the match between Santos Futebol Clube (Brazil) and Olimpia (Paraguay), which will also take place tonight, exclusively for all of Brazil.