Univision Deportes President Juan Carlos Rodriguez and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb signed a 10-year partnership deal to broadcast CONCACAF’s tournaments. The agreement – the largest in CONCACAF’s history – gives Univision Deportes exclusive Spanish and Portuguese U.S. broadcast rights to the Gold Cup (Copa Oro), Champions League and several other major tournaments.
The matches will air on Univision Deportes platforms including Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision, Univision Deportes Network, online and on mobile through 2022.
“With this groundbreaking deal, Univision Deportes will deliver the richest soccer rights portfolio in Hispanic sports media,” said Juan Carlos Rodríguez in a statement.
The deal gives Univision Deportes all U.S., non-radio broadcasting rights in Spanish and Portuguese for the following events:
CONCACAF Gold Cup (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
CONCACAF Champions League (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18. 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-2021, 2021-22)
CONCACAF Men’s Under 17 & Under 20 (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
CONCACAF Women’s Under 17 & Under 20 (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
CONCACAF Futsal Championship (2016, 2012).
In 2011, the Gold Cup final USA vs Mexico broke records as the highest-rated primetime sports broadcast ever on Univision across all key demographics – more than 10.8 million viewers tuned in to all or part of the match, a 31% increase over 2009.
Univision Deportes’ properties portfolio includes rights to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the qualifiers in the lead up to the tournament. That will be the last World Cup to air on Univision.
Last year, Telemundo snatched the 2018 and 2022 World Cup U.S. Spanish broadcast rights for a hefty $600 million.