April 9, 2021
FuboTV, the sports-themed online TV platform, has acquired the exclusive live streaming rights to the Qatar World Cup 2022 Qualifying matches of South American Football Confederation.
Soccer’s quadrennial World Cup is arguably the largest televised sporting event globally over the course of month-long run — and qualifying matches this year are a hot commodity.
The agreement, a partnership with the 10 South American country teams’ rights holders, features the top four teams competing within CONMEBOL, one of FIFA’s six continental confederations, qualifying for Qatar. In addition to CONMEBOL, FuboTV will stream qualifying matches through its carriage of other channel partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Specifically, FuboTV has live streaming rights for 70 matches scheduled to begin in June, with several additional matches into early 2022, featuring both English and Spanish commentary
The platform 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 later.
“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,” David Gandler, co-founder/CEO of FuboTV, said in a statement.