Olympics deal part of Slim plan to expand media empire in Latin America through top sport
Mexico deal takes IOC over the $100m mark in Latin America
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.
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.
Tennis: Asian broadcaster Ten Sports sublicensed coverage of the finals of this year’s French Open tournament to rival pay-operator Zee Sports.