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Mediapro is close to a deal for global rights to Bolivia’s home 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but must wait 30 days before its victory can be confirmed. The agency’s bid of $12m (€10.5m),

Olympics deal part of Slim plan to expand media empire in Latin America through top sport

Mexico deal takes IOC over the $100m mark in Latin America

Rights fee increases for Uefa in the US and Caribbean

Football: Hong Kong pay-television operator Now TV acquired the rights to Euro 2012 from the Sportfive agency(page 8)

Mediapro has been confirmed as the winner of global media rights to Bolivia’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers, adding to its collection of qualifiers in the region.

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

The Mediapro agency has agreed a production rights deal with the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviana, the top division of club football in Bolivia, under a wide-ranging contract with the championship’s rights-holder, The Game.

Bolivian state broadcaster Bolivia TV has acquired rights to the Copa América Centenario ahead of its national team’s opening game in the football tournament on June 6.

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Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body agreed deals in Germany and Austria for the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup for the period 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Venezuelan broadcasters expect to pay $4.5 million for World Cup qualifiers ... Uruguayan qualifiers tender a battle between Full Play/Tenfield and Traffic

Uefa looks to conclude Euro 2012 talks with BBC and ITV, accepting that there will be no changes to UK listed events legislation before 2012.

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Football: Maltese cable operator Melita acquired live pay-television rights for all 64 matches of the 2010 World Cup in a sub-licensing deal with public service broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services

Football: German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired free-to-air rights for Euro 2012 in a deal with Uefa worth €110m ($150m).

A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.

Football: Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal worth €10m (£7m).