Facebook signs deal to stream Copa Libertadores matches

Facebook has acquired the rights to live stream the 2019-2022 Copa Libertadores matches, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said on Friday. The social media will broadcast 46 games a year, 27 of them exclusively.
Facebook, which recently launched its Watch platform globally, acquired the exclusive rights to transmit Thursday night matches, which will be available in all 10 member countries of the Conmebol (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela). The remaining 19 matches, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be in simultaneous with other media for the Spanish-speaking countries of the Confederation.
“We are very enthusiastic that Facebook Watch has become the new home for Conmebol Libertadores games for the next four years,” Dan Reed, the company’s vice-president for sports, said in a statement. “We want to take this experience to the biggest audience possible.”