PARAMOUNT+ BECOMES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE U.S. HOME OF ARGENTINA'S LIGA PROFESIONAL DE FÚTBOL
CBS SPORTS' COVERAGE ON PARAMOUNT+ TO START THIS FRIDAY AND RUN THROUGH 2024, WITH MORE THAN 400 MATCHES IN 2021
INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE RIGHTS TO ALL LIGA PROFESIONAL DE FÚTBOL, COPA DE LA LIGA PROFESIONAL AND SUPERCOPA ARGENTINA COMPETITIONS
CBS Sports and Argentine Football Distribution (AFD), the international exclusive broadcasting and image rights agent for the Argentine professional soccer league, today announced the details of a multi-platform agreement for Paramount+, ViacomCBS' subscription streaming service, to serve as the exclusive English-language home in the U.S. of the Liga Profesional de Fútbol, Copa de la Liga Profesional, and, beginning in 2022, the Supercopa Argentina.
Paramount+ will stream every club competition match live each season through 2024, featuring all Copa de la Liga Profesional and Liga Profesional de Fútbol matches, the Supercopa Argentina, and the match between the champions of the Liga Profesional de Fútbol and Copa de la Liga Profesional. Beginning Friday, March 26, Paramount+ will stream all 423 remaining matches in 2021.
"We're thrilled to make Paramount+ the new home of Argentine soccer, a league with world-class players that boasts some of the most passionate fans in the world," said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital. "With CBS Sports' rapidly growing soccer portfolio, we look forward to delivering even more value with a wide array of domestic and international competitions on Paramount+."
"AFD's goal is to boost the international distribution of the Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LPF) as well as to strengthen its international positioning. We celebrate to reach Argentine soccer fans through this agreement and to offer them for the first time ever, exclusive broadcasting in English language. Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, and the LPF is one of the best in the world. This combination is perfectly suited to the wide and exclusive entertainment offering on Paramount+," said Ignacio Galarza, President, AFD.
Paramount+ coverage of the remaining 2021 Copa de la Liga Profesional season begins this weekend and is highlighted by crucial matchups of clubs atop the standings including Independiente vs. Boca Juniors and River Plate vs. Racing Club, four of the most successful clubs in Argentina and South American soccer history.
Coverage of the 2021 Copa de la Liga Profesional concludes on May 9 followed by the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final in a straight knockout tournament. Coverage will continue with the 2021 Liga Profesional de Fútbol beginning in July, with additional details to be announced at a later date.
CBS Sports Digital will feature match highlights across social channels and CBS Sports HQ, the 24/7 streaming sports news network.
March 26-29 Match Schedule
* All times ET
** All matches available on Paramount+
Friday, March 26 Lanús vs Patronato 6:00 PM
Friday, March 26 Unión vs Sarmiento 8:15 PM
Saturday, March 27 Platense vs Colón 1:00 PM
Saturday, March 27 Aldosivi vs Banfield 3:15 PM
Saturday, March 27 Argentinos Juniors vs Arsenal 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 27 Rosario Central vs Central Córdoba 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 28 Talleres vs Godoy Cruz 1:00 PM
Sunday, March 28 Defensa y Justicia vs Vélez Sarsfield 3:15 PM
Sunday, March 28 River Plate vs Racing Club 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 28 Independiente vs Boca Juniors 8:00 PM
Monday, March 29 Estudiantes vs San Lorenzo 6:00 PM
Monday, March 29 Atlético Tucumán vs Newell's Old Boys 8:15 PM
Monday, March 29 Huracán vs Gimnasia 8:15 PM
About Argentina Football Distribution (AFD):
Argentina Football Distribution (AFD) is a company that offers the complete commercial management of sports properties worldwide. Born from the alliance between Torneos and Global Sports Rights Management (GSRM), it currently has the commercial management of the international rights of the Liga Profesional del Fútbol Argentino (LPF). AFD combines the high production standards of Torneos and its wide network for the international distribution of sports content, with GSRM's know-how in technological innovation to develop and offer direct-to-consumer digital platforms (OTT) as well as its commercial management capacity in sports broadcasts worldwide.