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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

Rights fee increases for Uefa in the US and Caribbean

Football: Italian satellite pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia acquired the exclusive rights for top Tuesday-night Champions League matches, all other matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, excluding the…

American Football: Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV extended its existing deal for NFL matches, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl game, for four more years from 2010 to 2013

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.

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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.