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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.

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.

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.

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.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has filed a claim against Brazilian media group Globo to recover fees that it claims it is owed after the latter’s broadcast rights contract cancellation.

Brazilian media group Globo is reported to have successfully fought off an appeal from world football’s governing body Fifa over payment of a $90m (€76.1m) sum for rights to a host of tournaments.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Band has acquired exclusive domestic rights to Stock Car Brasil for five years, from 2021 to 2025

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) is to launch an online streaming channel offering coverage of domestic sports events, with the potential of also showcasing international competitions

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.