Olek Loewenstein, TelevisaUnivision: Through the newly expanded format and competitions, we will offer more soccer to the dedicated fanáticos
Concacaf and TelevisaUnivision agree to multi-year media rights partnership
25 de mayo de 2022
Concacaf and TelevisaUnivision have agreed to the renewal of a multi-year right covering several of the region's most compelling official club and national team competitions.
This new agreement is announced on the heels of a record-breaking Concacaf Champions League with a Final that demonstrated the increasing relevance and popularity of the competition having a record 68,741 crowd and a US TV audience of 1.5m.
As part of this new agreement, TelevisaUnivision will have exclusive Spanish language rights in the US for the 2023, 2024, and 2025 editions of the Concacaf Champions League (CCL). The 2023 CCL will be the last in the current format before a major expansion beginning in 2024 which will see the tournament include more teams from across the region and more matches as Concacaf clubs compete to be crowned regional champion and for a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Concacaf's agreement with TelevisaUnivision also includes this summer's much anticipated Concacaf W Championship, where the region's best eight women's national teams will compete in Monterrey, Mexico, for qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
For over a decade, TelevisaUnivision has delivered excellent coverage of Concacaf competitions including huge ratings for Gold Cups, Concacaf Nations Leagues, and multiple other competitions. In 2021 alone, TelevisaUnivision drew 4m TV viewers for the inaugural Concacaf Nations League Final and 6m viewers for the Concacaf Gold Cup Final held in the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Concacaf's new agreement with TelevisaUnivision will also include two editions of the Concacaf Men's U20 Championship, beginning with the tournament slated to be played in Honduras in June 2022. This competition will be played under a new format that qualifies teams for both the FIFA U20 World Cup and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The agreement will also see TelevisaUnivision cover two editions of the Concacaf Men’s U17 Championships, two editions of the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championships, and one edition of the Concacaf Futsal Championship.
“TelevisaUnivision has been an excellent long-term partner for Concacaf and we are extremely pleased with this new agreement,” said Concacaf president and FIFA VP Victor Montagliani.
“As the home of soccer in the US, we are very proud of the continued partnership with Concacaf. The increased relevance and popularity of regional competitions can be seen by the record-breaking crowds at the recent Concacaf Champions League Final which drew millions across our broadcast. Through the newly expanded format and competitions, we will offer more soccer to the dedicated fanáticos,” said Olek Loewenstein, president of Sports Content for TelevisaUnivision.
This new agreement extends the decades-long relationship between TelevisaUnivision and Concacaf for an additional 3 more years.