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A newly-launched over-the-top (OTT) sports service claims to have gained the broadcasting rights to deliver a Pan-American football coverage, which Sportflix recently got into hot water over.

fanatiz plataforma 19 september 2017With the Sportflix case still fresh, Chile-based platform Fanatiz is delivering live coverage of the Argentinean, Mexican, Peruvian and Chilean football leagues, in addition to Copa Argentina and Copa Chile, worldwide.

Its business formula has been to acquire the TV rights of competitions which aren’t held by any other broadcaster. As a result, Chile’s first division won’t be available in the country, and Mexican subscribers won’t have access to the Liga MX or Argentina’s Superliga.

Rapid TV News contacted the Argentinean, Mexican and Chilean football organisations to confirm their deals with Fanatiz, but no official answer was received.

Although football fans have shown reluctance to pay for a service which doesn’t deliver their own country’s competitions, the platform will serve Latin American fans living abroad, as it delivers all the competitions across Europe and Asia, and most of them in the US too.

“By launching this global platform, we are targeting fans of Latin American football not only in their home countries, but also across Asia and Europe,” said Matías Rivera, CEO, Fanatiz.

Fanatiz has been live since 12 September and has released an Android and iOS app that also includes video-on-demand (VOD) content.