Argentina

The Argentinian government has suspended a sales process for national and international media rights.

The Argentinian government has launched a tender process for the 2017 season of the ‘Football for All’ scheme, which reserves domestic football coverage in Argentina for free-to-air television, despite uncertainty over the initiative and the future of the domestic game as a whole.

The future of the ‘Football for All’ scheme, which reserves domestic football coverage in Argentina for free-to-air television, is uncertain after the Argentinian Football Association suggested that the arrangement with the government could be curtailed.

The Torneos agency has renegotiated a rights deal with the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) covering the country’s national team and lower-league matches.

The Mediapro agency has expanded the reach of its Canal F1 Latin America channel ahead of the new Formula One motor racing season by agreeing a carriage deal with Argentine cable television operator Cablevision.

Argentinian media conglomerate Grupo Clarin and the Telefónica telecommunications company have been awarded rights to domestic football league action featuring the country’s biggest clubs, according to the Cronista newspaper.

The Argentinian government has increased the budget for its ‘Football for All’ scheme, which ensures coverage of football’s top two divisions in the country is available on free-to-air television.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has unveiled the latest set of broadcast partners for the 2015 women’s Hockey World League Final, which will be played in Rosario, Argentina from December 5-13.

Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, controlling principals of the Full Play agency, have been placed under house arrest after their request to fight extradition was denied.

The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) has assumed control of marketing global rights to the domestic Primera Division under the government’s ‘Football for All’ scheme, according to La Nacion.

Argentinian state broadcaster TV Publica has agreed a deal to televise the highly-anticipated Copa Libertadores clash between domestic football clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate, while it has also acquired rights to Saturday’s world welterweight title boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Formula E has signed rights deals in Argentina and Uruguay that will provide free-to-air coverage of the motor racing series’ upcoming races in the South American countries.

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN International has said its entire output will be broadcast in high-definition across Latin America from 2015.

DeporTV, the sports channel operated by the Argentinian government, will launch on the country’s cable-television platforms next week.

The Fox International Channels Latin America broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox has extended the reach of its Fox Sports 2 channel by agreeing carriage deals with Argentine cable television operator Cablevision and Brazilian pay-television operator Sky Brasil.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired exclusive rights for the Argentinian Primera Division, the top division of football in the country.

Argentinian media conglomerate Grupo Clarin has confirmed a deal to sell seven pay-television channels, including TyC Sports, to US investment fund 34 South Media.