Thursday, December 2, 2021

CBS will make US qualifiers available as stream-only in Jamaica

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS, which holds the US-English language rights for next week’s Americans’ World Cup qualifier in Jamaica, said Tuesday it will make the November 16 match available only on the Paramount+ subscription streaming service.

CBS announced in March that it had reached an agreement with IMG and MediaPro to acquire the rights to qualifiers in North and Central America and the Caribbean, which would include all US road matches except for games in Mexico on March 24, 2022. Were. CBS acquired it separately. Games, too.

Fox and ESPN share the rights to the US home games, and ESPN 2 will broadcast Friday’s qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati.

Telemundo and Universo, part of NBCUniversal, have the American Spanish language rights for six of the seven American road qualifiers. The March match in Mexico will be broadcast by Univision.

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The CBS Sports Network broadcast the opening 0–0 draw in El Salvador on September 2, while CBS also streamed the game on Paramount. A 4–1 win in Honduras on 8 September and a 1–1 draw in Panama on 10 October were only available with English commentary on the streaming service.

Fox broadcast a 1–1 draw against Canada on 5 September, and ESPN’s network broadcast a 2–0 home win over Jamaica on 7 October and a 2–1 win over Costa Rica on 13 October. Home games were broadcast. With Spanish commentary by UniMás and TUDN.

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