TNT Sports issued an official statement in response to the request of Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, who, during the announcement of preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus, asked the companies providers of the Argentine football TV rights to broadcast it for free until next March 31st.
In the statement, Turner Argentina committed itself to discuss, together with TNT Sports distributors – owner of 50% of the TV rights of the Copa de la Superliga Argentina, the professional football tournament being played in the country -, the appropriate way to make sure that more people can access its contents, taking into account the circumstances that the country is going through.
In an official statement, the Tourism and Sports Ministry of Argentina confirmed that some sports competitions scheduled for the next few days in the country in which athletes from countries affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) should participate were cancelled or postponed. According to official information, the Sword World Cup has been suspended and the South American Swimming Championship together with the International Athletics Grand Prix and the Pre-Olympic Boxing Tournament were put off, all to be played in Argentina. The Copa de la Superliga is currently being played without football fans, and it is scheduled to finish next May 31st.
Apart from that, Conmebol has decided to cancel all football matches scheduled for the Copa Libertadores between March 15th and 21st, and informed that in the coming weeks the new schedule for the competition will be reported. Days ago, the entity had announced the renewal of the agreement between Facebook and Fox Sports to share the broadcast of matches during this season of the tournament.