The Walt Disney Company has given TAVI Latam confirmation of its acquisition of rights to broadcast the Champions League, the most important European inter-club soccer tournament, in Spanish-speaking South America and in Central America. It will be possible to watch the matches on Espn and Star+, the new streaming platform to be launched on August 31.
In Latin America, broadcasting rights for the upcoming season of the European tournament will be distributed between Pay TV channels and paid platforms as follows:
-Spanish-speaking South America: Disney >> Espn and Star+
-Brazil: WarnerMedia >> TNT Sports (through WarnerMedia Pay TV channels) and HBO Max
-Mexico: WarnerMedia >> TNT Sports (through WarnerMedia Pay TV channels) and HBO Max
-Central America: Disney >> Espn and Star+
As regards Free-To-Air TV, the only channels that have been confirmed are Brazil’s SBT and Costa Rica’s Teletica.
TV rights to broadcast Champions League matches in the region were formerly held by Disney throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and WarnerMedia in Brazil. Agreements with both companies expired on conclusion of the 2020/2021 edition.