Soccer News & Notes, December 8, 2010

Univision acquires U.S. Copa America rights
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The US Spanish-language rights for next year’s Copa America, the leading South American football tournament, have been acquired by Univision for 2011.

Under the deal with Traffic Sports USA, Univision will be the exclusive US home of Copa America 2011 and will leverage its broadcast and cable TV, interactive and on-demand platforms to deliver the tournament, which take place from July 1-24 in host country Argentina.

"Univision is the leading provider of soccer programming in the United States and with the acquisition of Copa America 2011 we are thrilled to reaffirm our position," said Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks.

Copa America is among the most popular football events for Hispanic Americans. The 2007 tournament reached an average of 21 million total viewers across Univision’s networks.

Source: SoccerEx Business Daily

WPS WILL TAKE TIME OFF FOR FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP DURING ’11 SEASON

WPS today unveiled the schedule for the league’s ’11 season, which sets April 9-10 as the opening weekend. WPS teams will play an 18-game schedule, consisting of nine home games and nine away matches from April-August. The league’s BOG also voted to retain the existing playoff format. With the ’11 FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for June 26-July 17, WPS will take the first two weeks of the tournament off and will not schedule an All-Star Game (WPS).

Source: www.sportsbusinessdaily.com
 

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