TV RIGHTS CLIPS 1: Football and basketball

  • Football: Jamaican commercial broadcaster CVM TV sublicensed rights for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup competitions from Caribbean sports cable operator SportsMax. The deal includes rights for the under-20 World Cup and the Gold Cup.
  • Football: Argentine media company Grupo Clarín and sports agency Torneos y Competencias acquired the rights for the country’s three football leagues in a seven-year deal, 2007-08 to 2013-14, from the Argentine football association. Clarín and TyC will pay a minimum guarantee of ARS$180m (£29m/€43m) per season. The first division will receive ARS$150m, the second ARS$20m and the third ARS$10m. Revenue over ARS$180m will be split 50:50 between the federation and Clarín and TyC. Live matches will be shown on pay-channel TyC Sports and pay-per-view service TyC Max, which Clarín and TyC jointly own.
  • Football: Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton acquired the live rights for the second-to-sixth choice matches of the country’s Premier League. The five-year deal, from 2007-08 to 2011-12, is worth Shk26m (3.2m/€4.8m).
  • Football: Canadian cable sports network Rogers Sportsnet acquired the rights for all home national team matches in a three-year deal, starting this month, with the Canadian Soccer Association.
  • Football: Chinese commercial broadcaster Tiansheng TV acquired the television, broadband and mobile rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, 2007-08 to 2009-10, worth an overall $50m (£25m/€37m). Tiansheng beat incumbent pay-operator ESPN Star and state broadcaster CCTV. It will show matches on its pay-television channel Win TV, which has 40,000 subscribers.
  • Football: Canadian cable sports channel Telelatino acquired the rights for Italian Serie A from the Media Partners & Silva agency in a three-year deal, 2007-08 to 2009-10.
  • Football: US cable football channel GolTV acquired live English-language rights for the 2007 Copa América tournament from the Traffic agency. It is the first time the tournament will be broadcast live in English.
  • Basketball: Spanish commercial broadcaster La Sexta acquired the rights for home national team matches from the Spanish basketball federation, in a deal worth an overall €4m (£2.7m) and running until 2011. La Sexta also becomes the national team's sponsor.

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