The South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) has invited channels and media companies to submit their bids for the acquisition of 2023-2026 broadcast rights for its main club tournaments: Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana. The sale will be conducted by means of a tender process opened on March 18 and to be closed on April 20.
“Those companies that are interested are required to submit their bids,” Conmebol press release reads. The tender process will be conducted by FC Diez Media (IMG), which is in charge of the exploitation of commercial rights for Conmebol club competitions on an exclusive basis, and monitored by Ernst & Young (EY).
Conmebol explained that there will be two separate territories. The first one includes only Brazil and the second one encompasses all the other Latin American countries, including all Spanish-speaking South American countries, Central America, Caribbean islands, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname. According to Conmebol, the content offered in the tender process ranges from matches for free and pay channels to “Instant Clips” and “Highlights”.
Until the end of 2022, Copa Libertadores rights in Brazil will remain divided among Disney, SBT, Facebook and Conmebol TV, a Pay TV premium channel owned by Conmebol, whereas in Spanish speaking South America licenses will be held by Disney and Facebook. As far as Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana are concerned, rights belong to Conmebol TV in Brazil and to DirecTV in Spanish-speaking South American countries.