After 20 years of being broadcast on Pay TV, the Chilean National Professional Football Association (ANFP) and Turner Chile ran an agreement whereby the Chilean FTA TV channel Chilevision will air one championship football match per week. The firstone was the one that faced Union Española and Huachipato teams for the eighth fixture date of the competition, last Sunday, March 15th, which was broadcast on Chilevisión, the Canal de Futbol (CDF) and its Premium, HD and Estadio CDF offers for all Chile.
‘The possibility that the whole country can access to our football is an extraordinary news that we celebrate and that, at the same time, encourages us to work more and better so that our League responds to the quality expectations of this great national audience’, said Sebastian Moreno, ANFP’s President, who ran the agreement with Jorge Carey, Executive President of Turner Chile, and Gustavo Minaker, SVP Sales and Marketing at Turner Latam.
Carey also expressed himself on the agreement, and emphasized that, with the return of Chilean professional football to the country’s FTA TV, ‘we strengthen our content offer in Chilevisión, focusing us on delivering the best content in terms of news, entertainment and sports. We continue to meet the challenge that motivates us every day, which is to innovate and strengthen our commitment to the different audiences of the country’, he said. In addition, Minaker said that ‘thanks to this agreement, more people will be able to enjoy the passion that is lived with national football, with a first level content that we can broadcast through FTA TV. The rest of the championship is fully available for all of Chile through the CDF screens on its Premium, HD and Estadio CDF offers’.
This new content is added to the Turner Chile sports programming grid, which highlights the broadcasts of world-class sports events, such as the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, the Chilean National Team exhibition matches on different categories, Copa Chile, Supercopa, in addition to the National Championship and the Primera B. To this will be added, as of March, the broadcasts of the qualifiers heading to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup of the Chilean National Team on Chilevision, as well as those corresponding to the rest of each of the fixture dates, which will be aired on CDF HD, Premium and Estadio CDF screens.