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The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) has at least doubled its income from domestic and international rights to Ecuador’s home World Cup qualifiers and friendlies, selling them to Ecuadorian tech c…

The Ecuadorian football federation (FEF) has launched a second tender for international rights to the national team’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier matches after deciding not to award rights to the winners o…

GolTV has emerged victorious in the third tender for Ecuadorian club football rights this year, overcoming the annulment of its previous deal and an initial vote awarding the rights to DirecTV.

The Ecuadorian football federation (FEF) has been forced to relinquish its status as the commercial rights-holder of the top two tiers of Ecuadorian club football after a series of events that included an annulled media-rights deal, court orders, two botched tenders and charges against the federation’s president.

Ecuador’s football federation says it is unconcerned about its recent deal with GolTV, despite the pay-television broadcaster delaying payments in its equivalent agreement with the Venezuelan football federation.

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.

Pay-television operator DirecTV claims it has secured domestic rights to matches of Ecuador’s national football team.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster GolTV has regained rights to Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B, the top two divisions of Ecuadorian football, following a period of upheaval in the broadcast of the sport in the country.

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Interview with Diego Palma, head of marketing at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, on the long-term media-rights deal with pay-television broadcaster GolTV.

Agency Tenfield is understood to have struck a deal in principle for global rights to Ecuador’s domestic football competitions.

Ecuador’s football federation and its government have reached an agreement that will ensure the existing contract for the country’s domestic league will run to the end of its term in 2017.

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Venezuelan broadcasters expect to pay $4.5 million for World Cup qualifiers ... Uruguayan qualifiers tender a battle between Full Play/Tenfield and Traffic

Uefa looks to conclude Euro 2012 talks with BBC and ITV, accepting that there will be no changes to UK listed events legislation before 2012.

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

The IOC is determined to sell the 2010 and 2012 Games on a market-by-market basis and break the hold of the OTI.

Sports rights agency Mediapro is thought to be close to renewing a deal for Spanish football’s top-tier La Liga with pan-regional pay-operator DirecTV Latin America.

A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.