Fox Expected To Land English Rights For ’16 Copa América
Fox Sports is close to picking up the English-language rights to next year’s Copa América Centenario, sources said. A formal announcement is expected to come at some point this month. Fox Sports declined comment. This year’s three-week tournament is being carried by beIN Sport. Univision last year signed a deal for the Spanish-language rights.
The tournament featuring top teams from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF will be played in the U.S. next year, marking the first time that it has been played outside of South America. The tournament adds to Fox’ soccer portfolio, which already includes MLS, the '15 FIFA Women’s World Cup, '15 CONCACAF Gold Cup, '17 FIFA Confederations Cup and '18 FIFA World Cup.