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Potential US buyers baulked at the asking price for media rights to Conmebol’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, exposing several members of the seven-strong selling consortium to significant losses on their investments.

Digital streaming platform OneFootball has picked up French Ligue 1 rights in Brazil at a substantial discount after DAZN’s exit from the market.

IMG has found new homes for the 2020-21 Serie A rights in Brazil after DAZN cancelled its deal. But the replacement deals will bring in significantly lower revenue, SportBusiness Media understands.

Difficult markets conditions across South America has led Bundesliga International to push for greater exposure across the region.

The value of Copa Libertadores free-to-air rights in Brazil has halved in commercial broadcaster SBT’s deal following media group Globo’s vacation of the rights in the country.

Brazilian media group Globo is reported to have arranged to meet a delegation from world football’s governing body Fifa to clear the air between the two parties after their relationship has become strained i…

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has announced that telco Telecel submitted the highest bid in the most recent tender for media rights to Bolivian club football, bidding over $12m (€9.9m) per season.
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The Crew, a new Netflix sitcom focused on a small Nascar Cup Series team, will be released on February 15, the day after the stock car racing series' season-opening Daytona 500 race

Euroleague Basketball has agreed a renewal with pay-television broadcaster DirecTV Latin America that guarantees continued coverage of the EuroLeague competition in South America and the Caribbean

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The business of Brazilian club football is a minefield at the best of times, but a temporary change to the law by the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro has made it even trickier, especially for dominant media giant, Globo.
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US broadcaster Fox elected to walk away from its rights to US Golf Association events to free up funds for properties more fitting its portfolio, market experts have told SportBusiness Media.

Brazilian broadcaster Bandeirantes has agreed a one-year extension to its IndyCar rights, paying a lower per-year and per-race fee for the Covid-truncated 2020 season.
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Major League Baseball has secured a domestic renewal with Turner Sports for the 2022-28 cycle worth over 50 per cent more than the broadcaster’s current outlay. But the league is looking to boost rights revenues further, with plans to significantly expand the postseason.
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CBS Sports' acquisition of National Women's Soccer League media rights underlines the network's growing commitment to soccer in the United States and is a significant attempt to leverage the growing popularity of the women's game in the country.
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In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape for soccer in the United States.
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In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape for soccer in the United States.

The merger of Fox Sports and ESPN’s Brazilian arms further consolidates the country’s sports broadcast market and could make it even more difficult for international rights-holders to extract value from an already tricky territory.

Brazilian Série A football clubs and the Conferderação Brasileira de Futebol, the nation’s football association, may have learned the lessons of previous doomed tenders by opting for expertise over cash in its betting streaming and data rights deal for the 2020-23 cycle, experts told SportBusiness Media.
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The Thursday Night Football renewal between US tech and retail giant Amazon and the National Football League makes sense for both parties. But it does not mark a staging post from which Amazon could disrupt the make-up of the NFL’s main media-rights partners in the next cycle, US media experts say.

The offer Brazilian football clubs accepted for their international rights from the newly-created GSRM agency is much more realistic than the outlandish valuations that characterised previous tenders, experts told SportBusiness Media.

US pay-television broadcaster Turner Sports’s likely cancelation of its pay-television rights with eight top-flight Brasilieiro Série A clubs could see a collapse in competition in the Brazilian domestic football rights market experts told SportBusiness Media.
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Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder of MotoGP, has prioritised exposure over the rights fee in its deal with US network NBC for the 2020-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

Formula One Management, the commercial rights-holder of Formula One, has rounded out a successful North American rights cycle by increasing its fees in Canada by roughly a fifth, while also earning a healthy rights fee in the US.

With Copa del Rey rights now available in one package, ESPN Brasil was comfortable agreeing a three-season deal for a competition that has historically been a tough sell in the territory.
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US sports broadcaster ESPN has reaffirmed its strategic commitment to football by paying a substantial sum for exclusive rights to the Spanish Copa del Rey knock-out competition.
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Competition to create effective digital offerings in the US drove a hike in value for Uefa’s club competitions for the 2021-22 to 2023-24 cycle. CBS overcame strong opposition to surprise the market in acquiring English-language rights, while Univision renewed its high-performing Spanish-language rights.
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The Bundesliga is taking a calculated gamble in its new US media-rights deal, with ESPN, as despite the huge increase in the rights fee the deal involves a significant reduction in linear television exposure.
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Pay-television broadcaster beIN will pay a more than 10-per-cent uplift in rights fees for Spanish football’s LaLiga over the course of its new four-season renewal in North America, SportBusiness Media understands, despite the challenging conditions beIN faces in that market.