DIRECTV Latin America Acquires Media Rights To UEFA National Team Football Competitions
DIRECTV will exclusively broadcast the UEFA National Team Football competitions in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela during the 2018-2022 cycle. The agreement was recently reached with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). As part of the agreement, DIRECTV customers can catch the European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2020™, European Qualifiers to 2022 FIFA World Cup™, and the inaugural season of the UEFA Nations League in 2018/19 as well as the 2020/21 season, including the UEFA Nations League Finals 2019 and 2021.
DIRECTV customers in these Latin America markets will also have access to other international matches, which will be announced at a later date.
This complete coverage will be available on the DIRECTV Sports and DIRECTV Sports HD channels on DIRECTV´s platforms, including its direct-to-home satellite subscription services and its digital platforms, DIRECTVSports.com, the DIRECTV Sports App and DIRECTV Play. Viewers can watch matches on nearly any device from anywhere without missing a second of the action.
"We’re incredibly pleased to expand our offering of sports entertainment to include the national team competitions of UEFA, especially after Europe’s strong performance at the most recent FIFA World Cup™ Russia 2018 including France’s win in the tournament final,” said Rick Nerod, chief content officer, DIRECTV Latin America. “DIRECTV Sports is the best place to experience sports, especially football, and we are committed to presenting world-class football events, such as UEFA competitions, including their inaugural UEFA Nations League, which promises to deliver the type of sports programming that our consumers love to see.”
Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events said, “We are delighted to renew and extend our successful partnership on UEFA National Team Football with DIRECTV in Latin America until 2022. The first-class broadcast coverage of DIRECTV is a perfect fit to the newly created UEFA Nations League and will deliver fantastic emotions to football fans in the region, globally known for its football passion.”
The UEFA competitions coverage is part of the most complete sports programming offering available in the region, and positions DIRECTV as the leader in sports broadcasting in Latin America. DIRECTV’s sports programming includes more than 700 annual matches of major European football leagues and world class events in football, basketball, tennis, among other sports, only available through the DIRECTV Sports channel.