Chile

Turner International Latin America’s takeover of Chilean pay-television channel Canal del Fútbol has been approved by the FNE, the country's antitrust regulator. The deal has been valued at $1.2b

Italy’s Lega Serie A last week announced new deals for its club-competition rights covering a host of markets.

As reported in TV Sports Markets last month, pay-television operator DirecTV has acquired rights to Uefa European Qualifiers and the Uefa Nations League in a four-season deal, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

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.

US media group Turner has won the race to acquire Canal del Fútbol, the commercial and pay-television broadcaster on which the ANFP, Chilean football’s governing body, exploits rights to the top two tiers in the country.

A committee established by the Chilean Football Association (ANFP) to evaluate offers for pay-television football channel Canal del Fútbol has called for improved bids.

The Chilean Football Association (ANFP) has reportedly received four official offers for Canal del Fútbol, the pay-television broadcaster through which the governing body exploits rights to the top two tiers of domestic club football.

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.

Free-to-air broadcaster Chilevisión has struck a distribution deal with the Mediapro agency covering Chile’s national football team matches.

A new OTT sports streaming platform has launched in the Latin America market, with a focus on football content.