A new pay-TV channel dedicated exclusively to Costa Rican futbol (soccer) will launch on February 29 Canal FUTV signaling the end of top-tier matches on free-to-air TV, reports La Republica.

The channel will air games featuring Saprissa, Alajuelense, Herediano, Cartagines, Municipal Grecia, Perez Zeledon and Limon on an exclusive basis and will initially be available on the cable TV platforms of Cabletica, Telecable, and Kolbi platforms, with Tigo (Millicom) also expressing an interest but yet to add it to its offer, said the report.