fuboTV acquires South American World Cup qualifiers
April 9, 2021
fuboTV, the US sports-first live TV streaming platform, has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation.
fuboTV says the agreement, a partnership with the 10 South American teams’ rights holders, strengthens its position as a sports-first live TV streaming platform and its offering of matches from the global Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifiers. The top four teams competing within CONMEBOL, one of FIFA’s six continental confederations, qualify for Qatar. In addition to CONMEBOL, fuboTV will stream many qualifying matches through its carriage of other channel partners.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Through the new partnership, fuboTV has acquired the following rights:
- Exclusive OTT live streaming rights only for the remaining 70 matches, including Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
- Match windows are currently scheduled to begin in June with several additional match windows through 2021 and into early 2022.
- Re-air and highlight rights
- Matches featuring both English and Spanish commentary
To bolster its Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifiers coverage, fuboTV will produce original programming, including pre, half-time and post match shows, to air throughout the season. Specific details on programming, including how consumers can stream all South American qualifying matches with fuboTV, and on-air talent will be announced.
“Our mission is to provide the world’s most thrilling sports-first live TV experience with the greatest breadth of premium content, interactivity and integrated wagering,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV. “By offering the best of South American soccer in advance of Qatar 2022, we are further differentiating fuboTV’s sports-first content portfolio enabling us to engage with more consumers than ever before.”