Olympics deal part of Slim plan to expand media empire in Latin America through top sport
Costa Rican broadcaster Teletica has said it will retain exclusive television rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament after failing to strike a sublicensing deal with fellow media group Repretel.
The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees has finalised rights deals in Belize for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, admitting that he solicited hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the wide-ranging Fifa football scandal over broadcast rights.
Media-rights deals between Guatemala’s football association and Mexican media magnate Angel Gonzalez were agreed at prices that were below market value, sources from an audit committee appointed by football’s global governing body, Fifa, have told the Reuters news agency.
Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has announced plans to launch a number of new video services in seven Latin American markets.
Pay-television broadcaster Sky Mexico has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal with the Premier League, the top division of English club football.
Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Latin America has bolstered its coverage of the NFL American football league by acquiring rights to the Thursday Night Football package in Mexico and Central America.
The partnership between Concacaf, the governing body of football in the Caribbean, North America and Central America, and the Traffic Sports USA agency, has been curtailed.
The IMG agency has acquired exclusive international media rights for events operated by Concacaf, the governing body of football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.