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The English Premier League effectively softened its opposition to joint bids in its 2019-20 to 2021-22 rights sale in the Caribbean, agreeing a deal with a company specifically set up for the acquisition by telco Cable & Wireless Communications and mobile operator Digicel, the two main players in the region.

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

DAZN will pay $30m per year for the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil Streaming service to pay about $10m per season for Serie A; $5m per season for Ligue 1

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has sold its rights separately in the Caribbean for the first time, earning a strong increase on their previous allocated value in the region.

Concacaf believes its multi-event deal with Flow Sports will lead to “evolution on and off the field” for Caribbean football, as local clubs will have a consistent broadcast platform upon which to commercialise their operations

Caribbean Premier Sports Limited, a joint venture between telcos C&W Communications and Digicel, has launched a dedicated English Premier League channel called ‘Rush’, which will be added to C&W’s Flow …
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Fox Sports has agreed a three-season deal to broadcast Extreme E, a new electric SUV off-road racing series, across the US, Canada and the Caribbean

International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean to US golf major the PGA Championship, as part of a new long-term agreement with the PGA of America

International sports broadcaster ESPN has agreed a multi-year deal for exclusive linear and digital rights to the English FA Cup across Spanish-speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and Australia

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SportsMax and Flow’s decision to bid jointly for Uefa club competition rights suggests there may be a cooling off period for sports rights in the Caribbean.

Pay-television broadcaster SportsMax approximately doubled the value of the Olympics in the Caribbean in order to win rights to the 2018 and 2020 Games.

Cable & Wireless Communications told TV Sports Markets this week its entry into the Caribbean sports-rights market was to drive its quad-play offering across the region, and that it did not invest in rights…

Interview with James Tooke, SVP (media & content), Cable & Wireless Communications, on the Caribbean sports rights market and the strategy behind Flow Sports.

Tennis Australia has renewed its deal with ESPN for Australian Open rights in Latin America and the Caribbean without putting the rights on the market.

Fox Sports Latin America this week enhanced its football portfolio with a deal for US Major League Soccer. 

The MP & Silva agency said that its deal earlier this month for the FIM Superbike World Championship in Latin America, excluding Brazil, and the Caribbean, was part of a strategy to expand into the region and into motorsports generally.

Formula One enjoys big rights fee increase in Latin America deal with Mediapro

Mediapro explains why F1 deal reflects the company’s DNA

Interview with Gerard Romy, managing director of Mediapro, following the company’s Formula One rights deal in Central and South America, and the Caribbean

Organisers of planned Caribbean football league will launch own T V channel in region

Interview with Chris Anderson, chairman and chief executive of the Caribbean Football Trust, a private investment vehicle, about the proposed pan-Caribbean league Major League Futbol.

Caribbean Premier League has big ambitions in the US for the T20 series

Canoc brings sponsor-driven rights strategy to 2016 Olympic Games in the Caribbean

ECB bullish about growth in North America

Lack of stars caps Concacaf earnings in Canada