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HBS becomes Official Provider of the 2016 Copa America Centenario

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Paris, France – Host Broadcast Services (HBS), the leading sports production and host broadcasting company, has been selected as a production partner for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, a once-in-a-lifetime football event, which honours 100 years of the Copa America competition. The tournament will feature some of the world’s best teams and players and will be held from 3 to 26 June 2016, across 10 cities in the United States.

HBS’ partnership with the Copa America Centenario organisers - CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) - provides broadcast partners and fans with world-class coverage, matching the highest international standards of the most prestigious sporting events around the globe.

HBS – a subsidiary of Infront Sports & Media, and as such part of Wanda Sports Holding - will provide logistics, project management and editorial services to assist all key parties in the delivery of a successful tournament. Furthermore, the company will be responsible for the production and the delivery of a daily 24-minute highlights programme, in addition to the footage for the high-quality competition review show – “El Centenario” – which will recap the most memorable moments of the event and will air the day after the final, to be played on 26 June at MetLife Stadium in the New York metropolitan area.

The HBS team will assist in the following aspects:

  • Quality control of all the live feeds and permanent communication with match production teams to provide guidance and support through specialised coordinating producers. They will guarantee the implementation of the editorial guidelines and ensure consistency between matches. 
  • Seven ENG Crews will be present at all the venues to gather footage for the online media platform that will be available for the use of right holders. 
  • A number of HBS team members will be permanently based in Atlanta to oversee the operations.
  • HBS also provides three top level international football directors
  • English and Spanish speaking commentators will complete the HBS team, to ensure that the competition fulfills the demand of football fans across the world.

The 2016 Copa America Centenario is the historic centennial edition of Copa America - the South American championship - and will be staged outside of South America for the first time. The historic tournament features six teams from CONCACAF and all 10 teams from CONMEBOL.

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL have partnered for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, setting a new standard for inter-confederation cooperation in the Americas and worldwide. The Copa America Centenario Local Organising Committee, formed by tournament host U.S. Soccer, is a separate entity responsible for certain logistical and organisational details of the competition.

About HBS

Established in 1999, Host Broadcast Services (HBS) was originally created by its CEO Francis Tellier to deliver the television and radio signals for the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World CupsTM. On this base of experience, HBS has built a CV currently boasting four highly successful and faultless FIFA World CupsTM, Host Broadcast operations across four continents and a track record of delivering many multi-sport flagship events such as the Sea Games. Based in Switzerland, but with its planning headquarters in Paris/Boulogne, HBS works with a Core Team of 80 people that can increase to over 3,000 during event time. HBS is a 100% subsidiary of Infront Sports & Media.