Brazil-based YouTube channel Canal Goat has acquired a package of rights to show action from German soccer’s Bundesliga and also from the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana South American club competitions.
The platform will air two games per week from the Bundesliga in Brazil for the upcoming 2023-24 season which begins tomorrow (August 18).
The announcement comes in the same week that OneFootball, the international soccer content portal, renewed its broadcast deal to show every match from the league in Brazil for another three years, and fellow Brazilian YouTube channel CazéTV announced it would air one game per week.
It means there will only be streaming coverage of the Bundesliga available in Brazil this season.
Champions Bayern Munich feature in the opening game tomorrow against Werder Bremen.
Meanwhile, Canal Goat, which launched last month (July), has also picked up the rights to show the latter stages of the Libertadores and Sudamericana in the UK and Ireland, and Japan.
Ricardo Taves, chief executive of Canal Goat, said: “Anyone who has lived outside Brazil knows how difficult it is not to be able to watch the games, to have real-time and detailed information, especially in Portuguese. Now, it's easy to follow all the games, especially the two finals."
Both the Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana are in the quarter-final stage. Together, the two Conmebol competitions have eight Brazilian clubs still involved, half the total teams remaining.
The Libertadores final is scheduled for November 4 at the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The Sudamericana final will be played on October 28 at the Estádio Centenário, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The deals further expand Canal Goat's portfolio which already features a variety of competitions being broadcast on its YouTube channel, including the Saudi Pro League, Brazil’s third-tier Série C do Brasileirão, the Copa Argentina domestic cup competition, and the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Americano American football league.
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