BeIN renews Conmebol club rights in US, Canada

Éverton Ribeiro of Flamengo and teammates lift the trophy after winning the final of the Copa Libertadores (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has renewed an exclusive rights deal for coverage of the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana club tournaments in the US and Canada.

The deal with Conmebol, football’s governing body in South America, also includes the Recopa – an annual clash between the winners of the previous season’s Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

The agreement covers four seasons, from 2023 to 2026.

The rights will be exploited on the broadcaster’s various channels, including beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Español and streaming platform beIN Sports Connect, as well as beIN Sports Xtra and beIN Sports Xtra en Español.

The rights include live coverage, highlights and “special programming opportunities”, including pre- and post-match analysis.

BeIN Sports initially dislodged Fox Sports as Conmebol’s exclusive club competition rights-holder in the US and Canada in 2019 through a deal brokered by FC Diez Media.

Conmebol and the IMG agency last year signed off on their new commission-based commercial rights sales agreement. The deal allows the IMG-owned FC Diez Media to continue to sell the rights.

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