Posted on September 7, 2012
GolTV has reached an agreement to be the exclusive broadcast partner for one of Central America’s preeminent tournaments, UNCAF Copa Centroamericana, featuring the region’s top national teams it was announced on Friday.
The 2013 edition of the biannual Copa Centroamericana will be played in Costa Rica, January 18-27.
It will include the host, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
Honduras will try to defend its 2011 Copa Centroamericana crown, as the top five teams from the tournament advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be held in the UNited States next summer.
UNCAF Copa Centroamericana was the highest rated soccer property in 2011, averaging 28 percent more viewers than La Liga and more than doubling its audience from the previous year.
“Obtaining broadcast rights to Copa Centroamericana 2013 reinforces GolTV’s position as the number one destination for real soccer fans to watch top teams from across the Americas,” GolTV COO Rodrigo Lombello said in a statement. “GolTV has placed an emphasis on enhancing its lineup of league and tournaments from the Americas and the addition of Copa Centroamericana 2013 meets this goal, building excitement in advance of the 2014 World Cup.”
Added UNCAF president Rafael Tinoco: “After delivering the most successful Copa Centroamericana in 2011, it is a great pleasure for us to renew with GolTV and have the chance to share the excitement of Central American football with North American audiences.”
Categories: Belize, Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gold Cup, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama