Telemundo scores more soccer

It nabs Spanish-lingo rights to regional Olympic qualifiers

NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012.

Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six continental orgs that administer the game along with FIFA, the world governing body.

New pact comes in the wake of Telemundo Media’s landmark acquisition of the exclusive Spanish-language U.S. media rights to World Cup soccer across all platforms except radio from 2015 through 2022.

Deal does not include Concacaf Marketing & TV’s co-exclusive institutional website rights on http://www.concacaf.com and radio.

Telemundo will air the Olympic qualifiers for the men’s tournament from March 22 to April 2.

Mexico and the U.S. under-23 squads will be part of these qualifiers, along with teams from Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and two teams from the Caribbean. Telemundo Media and Universal Sports will produce the 15 men’s matches.

ESPN Deportes aired the Concacaf men’s tournament in 2008.

Telemundo Media also owns exclusive U.S. broadcast and online rights to certain away World Cup qualifying matches of Mexico’s national team as well as Las Chivas de Guadalajara, Mexico’s most popular club team.

More TV

  • 'Fire and Fury' to Be Adapted

    'Fire and Fury' to Be Adapted Into TV Series

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

  • HBO Mosaic Steven Soderbergh - Sharon

    TV Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Mosaic' on HBO

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

  • Freeform Adds Programming Exec Lynn Barrie

    Freeform Adds Programming Exec Lynn Barrie

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

  • Sky TV Logo

    British Competition Watchdog Again Delays Report on Fox-Sky Takeover

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

  • The Blacklist 100th Episode

    'The Blacklist' Team on the 100th Episode: A Heist and a Walk Down Memory Lane

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

  • 'Cosmos' EP Ann Druyan on Season

    'Cosmos' EP Ann Druyan on 'Daring' Season 2, Climate Change Deniers, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

    NBCU’s Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012. Concacaf, which stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Assn. Football, is the governing body for soccer in the region. It is one of six […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content