Sony Six bags rights to air Copa America 2015

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | May 19, 2015
This year's tournament will be held in Chile from June 11 to July 4 and will be telecast on Sony Six and Sony Kix.

Sony Six, the sports and entertainment channel from Multi Screen Media, has won the rights to telecast the 2015 edition of Copa América, live in South Asia.

Copa America 2015

This year's tournament will feature some of the biggest names in football including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Neymar Jr. (Brazil), James Rodriguez (Colombia) and Alexis Sanchez (Chile), among others. Copa America, the international football championship of South America, is organised every four years by CONMEBOL - the governing body for football in the continent. This year's tournament will take place in Chile from June 11 to July 4 and will be telecast on Sony Six and Sony Kix.

Commenting on the acquisition, Prasana Krishnan, business head, Sony Six, says, "Copa América is an iconic competition with almost a centenary-long heritage behind it, and we are elated to broadcast the property on our channel. With Copa America, we stand to strengthen our South American offering along with Copa Libertadores, the region's premier club competition. The telecast of the tournament also reaffirms our position as the 'home for international football'."

2015 will mark Copa America's 44th year in competition and will feature twelve teams, including the ten members of CONMEBOL and two guests from North America - Mexico and Jamaica.

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