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Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN is covering all streaming service DAZN’s costs for English Premier League rights in South America and has sublicensed select Premier League coverage in Brazil to the latter in mutually-beneficial deals.

The two-and-a-half-year negotiation between Brazilian club Palmeiras and media group Globo ended in a good result for the club last month, as it became one of only three Série A clubs to receive a minimum guarantee for its pay-per-view rights in 2019.

After two failed attempts at tendering international rights to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, SportBusiness Media understands Brazilian football’s governing body now intends to complete a deal in private negotiations.

Brazilian clubs set to vote through bid from Sport Promotion worth up to $460m Bid from US fund Prudent worth $80m per year likely to be rejected

ESPN has paid a premium to secure Serie A and Ligue 1 rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting its European football portfolio after missing out on the English Premier League

OTT subscription platform DAZN is reportedly close to a deal to broadcast to the 2020 Paranaense state championship, according to reports in Brazil

Short-form video platform TikTok has partnered with Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), the top division of club basketball in Brazil

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Cade), the competition regulator, has ruled that the planned acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company will be subjected to a review.

The Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) has launched a pay-per-view model for its OTT streaming service, a move that will grant full coverage of the men’s and women’s Superliga club competitions for…

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Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

A decision on who will broadcast the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil and Latin America is understood to be close, but FC Diez Media won’t be making it.

Copa Sudamericana rights could be sold to a single broadcaster across Latin America and Brazil, as FC Diez Media has called off tender processes in both territories and entered private negotiations.

Facebook and Esporte Interativo are set to strike a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in Brazil at a much-reduced price

BR Newsmedia’s acquisition of international rights to Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was finalised on Tuesday despite the warnings of the Brazilian football federation

Klefer Marketing Esportivo has begun discussions with interested parties over the sale of international media and betting rights to the Copa do Brasil

Globo’s latest deals with Santos and São Paulo mean only three Brazilian Série A clubs are yet to sell their domestic free-to-air and pay-per-view rights from 2019 onward.

Interview with Fernando Manuel Pinto, head of sports rights at Globo, about the media company's recent deals with Brazilian football clubs.

FC Diez Media, the joint venture between the IMG agency and digital media company Perform, is making radical changes to the way Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana media rights are sold, to drive competition in the marketplace and recoup their aggressive minimum guarantee.

Brazil’s Grupo Bandeirantes bolstered its tennis coverage with a pair of deals covering several properties with the IMG agency.

Conmebol is in the process of settling with Datisa for a nine-figure dollar sum to reclaim rights to the 2019 and 2024 Copa América tournaments.

The Brazilian basketball league’s renewed deals with Bandeirantes and Facebook, and a new deal with Twitter, will earn the property no rights fees but satisfies the league’s immediate needs: production services and worldwide exposure.

BeIN Media Group will launch tenders for French Ligue 1 media rights in Brazil and Latin America next week, TV Sports Markets understands.

Globo has retained its hold on exclusive rights to Brazilian national team matches, striking a deal well below the Brazilian football federation’s target price

Brazilian media group Globo is understood to have paid a substantial premium to acquire non-exclusive domestic digital rights to Brazil matches, but would not meet the federation’s valuation of its linear television rights.

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.

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. 

The two-year deal agreed by football club Chapecoense and media group Globo last month reflects the former’s newly-established position in Brazil’s Série A.

An unsolicited Esporte Interativo offer drove media group Globo to more than treble its fee for domestic Copa do Brasil rights in a deal with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol.