DirecTV nabs FIFA broadcast rights across Caribbean

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 17 December 2014

DirecTV has acquired exclusive broadcast rights across all platforms for FIFA events for the Caribbean from 2015 until 2022.

The agreement includes exclusive broadcast rights for the FIFA Confederations Cup and all FIFA U-20 and U-17 Cups as well as including the Women's World Cup 2015, and the World Cup 2018 and 2022, in Russia and Qatar, respectively.

"We are proud to offer FIFA World Cup fans around the Caribbean, and continue positioning DirecTV leader in sports content," said Jacopo Bracco, president of DirecTV PanAmericana. "Football generates great excitement throughout the Caribbean, and with this deal we become the destination to enjoy the best football content, with the high production quality that our customers are accustomed to."

The deal complements DirecTV's existing football programming in the Caribbean, which includes coverage of international leagues like the English Premier League and Ligue 1.

"With the acquisition of rights to broadcast FIFA matches in the Caribbean, we are delivering more football than ever, accompanied by the best technology," noted Bernard Pantin, CEO of DirecTV Caribbean. "This reaffirms the commitment of DIRECTV to football in the Caribbean, giving us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the sport in the region and further increase our fan base. We will work with all our partners' airwaves for the Caribbean, in order to expand the audience and bring the games to all viewers."