Turner’s intense battle against Fox over the acquisition of Chile’s Canal del Fútbol has produced a price almost double Fox’s opening offer in July.
Mediapro’s agreement with Turner-owned Chilevisión to lead sales of Chilean national team rights is the first phase of a wider alliance between the agency and the media group, TV Sports Markets understands.
The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.
Latin America’s major media groups are competing to take ownership of Chile’s successful football league channel, Canal del Fútbol.
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Chile federation deal rushed to aid struggling league clubs
Mexico deal takes IOC over the $100m mark in Latin America
Full Play produces letter from Conmebol to back up claim to have Copa America rights
The IOC is determined to sell the 2010 and 2012 Games on a market-by-market basis and break the hold of the OTI.