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Mexico’s football club Chivas has selected NBC Sports Group’s Playmaker platform to revamp its streaming service, a deal that won’t affect the club’s US rights agreement with Univision.

chivas campeon 30 may 2017The agreement to use the content delivery platform follows a troubled first season managing the standalone, subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) platform.

The renamed Chivas TV 2.0 will deliver all the club’s home games in Liga MX and Copa MX in Mexico, where the matches will be also available on Televisa’s pay-TV network TDN.

In the US and Puerto Rico, the platform will also be available, but it won’t deliver the live games, as broadcasting rights will continue to be with Univision. Here, the service will offer video-on-demand (VOD) content and live programming with the U-20 and U-17 teams.

“Playmaker is the ally we have been looking for in order to create an innovative platform for our users,” said Amaury Vergara, director, Chivas TV. “Both teams have been working together to develop the product we have always imagined.”

“Chivas TV, and its focus on offering premium content to fans, is a perfect partner for Playmaker Media and its world-class technology and video platform,” added Eric Black, SVP, technology, NBC Sports Digital.