After the return of the Bundesliga, which was broadcast in Latin America through ESPN and Fox Sports, Costa Rica announced the return of its local football league, and became the first country in the region to resume sports activities. The tournament, which had been suspended on March 17th due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be broadcast on Tigo Sports and FUTV.
The 16th fixture date of the Costa Rican football league will resume today with the matches between Guadalupe and Limon FC (on Tigo Sports), and Cartagines against Alajuelense (on FUTV), while on Wednesday, May 20th, Saprissa, who leads the competition at the moment, will face Herediano; San Carlos will play against Jicaral; Grecia against Perez Zeledon and Universitarios against Santos. The distribution is due to the fact that FUTV has the rights to broadcast local matches of seven clubs, while Tigo Sports has the rights for the remaining five. ESPN also has a special agreement by which it can also broadcast Deportivo Saprissa’s local matches.
Since its launch, on February 29th, FUTV has the broadcasting rights of matches played by Deportivo Saprissa, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Club Sport Herediano, Club Sport Cartagines, AD Grecia, Asociacion Deportiva Municipal Perez Zeledon and Limon FC local matches.
Up to now, Tigo Sports is exclusive for Tigo Costa Rica subscribers (Millicom), while FUTV is available on several pay TV operators in the country, including Cabletica (Liberty Latin America), Telecable, Kolbi (ICE) and Claro (América Movil).