The mexican soccer lived on July 31 an unusual moment in television broadcasting rights, because a few minutes after the start of the match between Lion Y America of day 6, the fans were not sure by what means they were going to be able to see the commitment.
As is customary, Fox Sports confirmed that they would broadcast the match of the Fiercelike for several years when they play at home, but with the big difference that now they would go for their new paid subscription Fox Sports Premium; so that the situation drifted with Clear Sports and Clear Brand.
The platform also has the transmission rights of the Green Bellies and broadcast them on their television channel and on Youtube for free, so the followers of Lion Y America they weren’t convinced if an extra payment was going to be needed for the game or not.
It was expected that Clear Brand did not broadcast the game because it had been announced exclusively on Fox’s Premium platform; however, fans were shocked when the broadcast began on Youtubewhich reached millions of viewers before it was taken down.
All this generated confusion in the users, to whom the legend appeared that Fox Sports had claimed the transmission rights, which is why the transmission was interrupted up to two times.
A day later, the two television stations issued a statement about it. First was Claro Sportswho explained that they have the television rights of Pachuca and León, so they would proceed legally to clarify what happened.
“Claro Sports and Claro Brand They have a current license for transmission rights and commercial exploitation of Club León matches through the internet.included Youtubeas well as through other means. By virtue of the foregoing, we are analyzing the legal actions within our reach to proceed accordingly against whoever is responsible”, they mentioned.
In this situation, Fox Sports responded with another statement in which they attributed the loss of the broadcast of the game through Youtubein addition to trying to explain the reasons why they did so, since they stated that Claro Sports and Claro Brand they have the corresponding rights, but not when they are issued by subscription:
“The transmission of the León and Pachuca games can be done through the channel Claro Sports or any sports channel owned by Américo Móvil in a non-exclusive manner and simulcast to FOX Sports broadcast (limited to a satellite TV system in Mexico)”, they wrote in a part of the statement.
“(…) At FOX Sports México, we acquired these rights from Club León and Pachuca, and we offer them to our subscribers through the different platforms where we distribute ourselves, including pay TV and streaming systems (such as Clarovideo). , so we cannot allow the rights to be streamed for free through YouTube or any other free platformwhen there are subscribers who pay for this content”.
While the two television stations came into conflict over the match between Lion Y Americathe fans wasted no time and they launched with the best memes left by this discussion and that significantly harmed them to be able to tune into the game.
It should be noted that this is the second time that Fox Sports command a party America exclusively for its Premium platform, since two weeks before the commitment against Tijuana was also issued by paid subscription.
This was the first time that interests collided with Clear Brand and that ended with a conflict that, according to what was communicated by the company of America Movilthey will take to court to determine justice.