Copa América to air in South Asia on Sony Six

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 19 May 2015

Indian subscription sports channel Sony Six has acquired the live broadcast rights to the Copa América 2015 across South Asia.

The prestigious football tournament, which pits South American countries' teams against each other every four years, will kick off in Chile on 11 June.

It will feature some of the biggest names in football including Argentina's footballing genius Lionel Messi, Uruguay's Luis Suarez, Brazil's Neymar Jr, James Rodríguez of Colombia and Alexis Sanchez of Chile.

"The Copa América is an iconic competition with almost a centenary-long heritage behind it and we are elated to broadcast the property on our channel," said Prasana Krishnan, business head, Sony Six.

"With Copa América, we stand to strengthen our South American offering along with Copa Libertadores, the region's premier club competition. The telecast of the tournament also reaffirms our position as the 'home for international football."

The Multi Screen Media-owned channel will share the tournament's matches with sister channel Sony Kix culminating in the final on 4 July.