Mónica Villar

Conmebol, the governing body for South American football, is hoping for a solid increase in the value of its global Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana commercial rights.

The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.

The Brazilian football confederation has appointed the Synergy Sports agency to manage the sale of media rights to its national team matches. The move represents the first time the confederation, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, will sell its rights via an agency.

Ecuador’s football federation says it is unconcerned about its recent deal with GolTV, despite the pay-television broadcaster delaying payments in its equivalent agreement with the Venezuelan football federation.

Weak offers from broadcasters focused on other properties have delayed the award of 2017 Fifa Club World Cup rights in Latin America.

Interview with Diego Palma, head of marketing at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, on the long-term media-rights deal with pay-television broadcaster GolTV.

The summer of 2017 will prove a critical period in determining where major football rights in Brazil will end up for the next few years. 

Latin America’s major media groups are competing to take ownership of Chile’s successful football league channel, Canal del Fútbol.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) last month agreed a new deal with Fox Networks Group in Latin America for its club competitions, earning a decent increase.

Two of Peru’s major broadcasters have recouped about 15 per cent of their spend on domestic top-tier football rights in a sublicensing deal with Latina

Uruguay’s top two clubs have signed a contract extension with long-term rights-holder Tenfield until 2025, after a two-year holdout.

Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara has returned to media group Televisa less than a year after choosing to go it alone with in-house OTT platform Chivas TV.