Tigo accuses FUTV for denying it Costa Rican League’s matches broadcasts

Tigo Costa Rica accused FUTV at the Competition Promotion Commission (Coprocom) for not allowing it to access to the football matches broadcasts of seven Costa Rican clubs, as it has done with other companies, according to the La Republica newspaper web version. 

The legal action emerged as a result of an internal statement that was published on Tigo Costa Rica’s social networks, which reported answers to the company clients that demanded the inclusion of FUTV in the operator’s channels offer.

‘Indeed, the image belongs to an internal statement that we prepare for our customer service team, to answer, consistently and with truthful information, to possible questions that our subscribers may ask about specific topics. In this case, the statement was necessary due to the great number of inquiries we have received regarding the inclusion of FUTV in our programming grid’, Jose Daniel Gomez, General Manager at Tigo Costa Rica, reported to La Republica.

To date, Tigo and Sky have failed to run partnership agreements with FUTV. Tigo owns the broadcasting rights of five Costa Rican Professional Football teams (Asociacion Deportiva San Carlos; Asociacion Deportiva y Recreativa Jicaral; Santos de Guapiles; Club de Futbol Universidad de Costa Rica and Guadalupe Futbol Club), and Sky has the rights of the Spanish League and the Premier League, for Costa Rica.

Since its launch, last February 29th, FUTV is available on the Cabletica, Telecable, Kölbi and Claro TV programming grids, and owns the broadcasting rights of the Deportivo Saprissa;  Liga Deportiva Alajuelense; Club Sport Herediano; Club Sport Cartagines; AD Grecia; Asociacion Deportiva Municipal Perez Zeledón and Limón FC football clubs.