Argentina

The Argentinian government has reached a deal with US media companies Fox and Turner to subsidise free-to-air coverage of the country’s top-tier Primera División football competition for the first three months of next season.

The Argentinian Football Association has selected a joint proposal by US media companies Fox and Turner as the winner in the auction for rights to the domestic Primera División.

The Mediapro agency has emerged as a late entrant into the competition for Argentinian Football Association rights as the auction kicked off yesterday (Monday) with three bidding parties.

The Argentinian Football Association has reportedly rejected a request from intellectual asset management company Consor to extend the deadline for submitting a bid for the next set of rights to the domestic game, while US media companies Fox and Turner are said to be seeking clarification over certain parts of the process.

The Argentinian Football Association and the government have agreed terms on the termination of the Fútbol para Todos contract as stakeholders close in on agreements that will result in the return of domestic action.

Torneos has confirmed that former chief executive Alejandro Burzaco has divested himself of his remaining equity interest in the Argentinian media group and sports-rights agency and is no longer a shareholder of the company.

Clubs in the top two divisions of Argentinian football, the Primera División and Primera B Nacional, have agreed on a timeline that is set to decide the new rights-holder for the domestic game ahead of a planned return to action on March 3.

Intellectual asset management company Consor has emerged as a surprise contender for the rights to Argentinian domestic football after submitting an offer that is reportedly higher than those already on the table.

The Argentine government has maintained that the Fútbol para Todos platform will be dissolved after rejecting the latest move by certain stakeholders in domestic football to have the program extended for a further six months.

Argentine football clubs have approved a settlement offer made by the government to dissolve the Fútbol para Todos platform as officials prepare to hear the latest proposals from broadcasters for the rights to the domestic game.

US media companies Fox and Turner are set to put forward an improved offer for the broadcast rights to Argentina’s Primera División, the top tier of football in the country.

The Fox Sports Argentina division of international sports broadcaster Fox Sports has stated its interest in bidding for rights to the top two divisions of Ecuadorian football after claiming it was initially left out of the tender process opened by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF).

International sports broadcaster ESPN has lowered its offer for rights to Argentina’s Primera División, the top tier of football in the country, according to La Nacion.

Clubs in Argentina’s Primera División, the top tier of football in the country, have claimed they are in a “dramatic” situation over alleged non-payment of broadcast rights revenue by the Argentinian Football Association.

Marcelo Tinelli, vice-president of Argentinian Primera División club San Lorenzo, has said an “excellent meeting” has been held with international sports broadcaster ESPN and Spanish agency Mediapro over the next set of rights to club football in the country.

The Torneos y Competencias agency has agreed a deal with US prosecutors to pay $112.8m (€106m) to settle charges in relation to a football corruption probe.

Clubs in Argentina’s Primera División, the top tier of football in the country, have put forward a counterproposal to US media companies Fox and Turner for the future media rights to the competition.

Clubs in Argentina’s Primera División, the top tier of football in the country, have rejected an initial media-rights offer from US media companies Fox and Turner and are set to put forward a counterproposal.

Clubs in Argentina’s Primera Division, the top tier of football in the country, are reportedly at odds over the future direction of the domestic broadcast rights model.

US media conglomerate Viacom has agreed a $345m (€312.5m) deal to acquire Argentinian free-to-air broadcaster Telefe from the Telefónica telecommunications company.

US media companies Fox and Turner are keen to strike a partnership to acquire rights to club football in Argentina, according to reports.

The Argentinian government has confirmed that its Football for All (FPT) scheme, which ensures free-to-air coverage of domestic football competitions, will be scrapped at the end of this year.

The director of the Argentinian government’s Football for All (FPT) initiative, which ensures free-to-air coverage of domestic football competitions, has stepped down amid the impending scrapping of the scheme.

The Mediapro agency has extended the reach of its Canal F1 Latin America channel by agreeing two new carriage deals in Argentina.