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The merger of Fox Sports and ESPN’s Brazilian arms further consolidates the country’s sports broadcast market and could make it even more difficult for international rights-holders to extract value from an already tricky territory.

Brazilian Série A football clubs and the Conferderação Brasileira de Futebol, the nation’s football association, may have learned the lessons of previous doomed tenders by opting for expertise over cash in its betting streaming and data rights deal for the 2020-23 cycle, experts told SportBusiness Media.

The offer Brazilian football clubs accepted for their international rights from the newly-created GSRM agency is much more realistic than the outlandish valuations that characterised previous tenders, experts told SportBusiness Media.

US pay-television broadcaster Turner Sports’s likely cancelation of its pay-television rights with eight top-flight Brasilieiro Série A clubs could see a collapse in competition in the Brazilian domestic football rights market experts told SportBusiness Media.

With Copa del Rey rights now available in one package, ESPN Brasil was comfortable agreeing a three-season deal for a competition that has historically been a tough sell in the territory.

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has set a target of $40m (€36m) from its sale of broadcast rights to the country’s top-tier División Profesional between 2021 and 2024.

Pay-television broadcaster GolTV has committed to fulfilling its rights payments to clubs in Ecuadorian football’s top-tier Serie A.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is set to be faced with increased competition to its Formula 1 coverage from the motor-racing championship’s official over-the-top subscription streaming platform, s…

The Brazilian arm of US-based broadcaster Turner is reported to have suspended pay-television broadcast rights fee payments to eight Brasileiro Série A clubs.

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Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN is covering all streaming service DAZN’s costs for English Premier League rights in South America and has sublicensed select Premier League coverage in Brazil to the latter in mutually-beneficial deals.

Two primary obstacles are preventing broadcasters and agencies in South America from agreeing deals with one another to maximise the value of 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier rights: Mediapro’s protracted acquisition of Torneos and the mystery of who holds rights to Venezuela’s qualifiers.

The two-and-a-half-year negotiation between Brazilian club Palmeiras and media group Globo ended in a good result for the club last month, as it became one of only three Série A clubs to receive a minimum guarantee for its pay-per-view rights in 2019.

After two failed attempts at tendering international rights to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, SportBusiness Media understands Brazilian football’s governing body now intends to complete a deal in private negotiations.

Brazilian clubs set to vote through bid from Sport Promotion worth up to $460m Bid from US fund Prudent worth $80m per year likely to be rejected

ESPN has paid a premium to secure Serie A and Ligue 1 rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting its European football portfolio after missing out on the English Premier League

Facebook has finally emerged as a major player in the global sports rights-market Acquisition strategy is highly targeted, with India and Latin America among priorities

Mediapro is close to a deal for global rights to Bolivia’s home 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but must wait 30 days before its victory can be confirmed. The agency’s bid of $12m (€10.5m),

DAZN will pay $30m per year for the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil Streaming service to pay about $10m per season for Serie A; $5m per season for Ligue 1

The Peruvian football federation (FPF) has decided not to follow through with its public threat to strip Gol TV of the international rights to Peru’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, after the broadcaster finally made an overd…

A decision on who will broadcast the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil and Latin America is understood to be close, but FC Diez Media won’t be making it.

The complex nature of the World Cup qualifier rights market in South America is unlikely to become more straightforward over the coming months, but one thing is now all but certain: the international r…

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…

Copa Sudamericana rights could be sold to a single broadcaster across Latin America and Brazil, as FC Diez Media has called off tender processes in both territories and entered private negotiations.

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…

Paco Casal’s latest deal for 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier rights puts the Uruguayan businessman in a strong position ahead of a frenzied period of rights-trading in Latin America

Facebook and Esporte Interativo are set to strike a deal for Uefa Champions League rights in Brazil at a much-reduced price

Earnings from FC Diez Media’s sale of Copa Libertadores rights in South America have fallen below its internal targets, TV Sports Markets understands, but the joint venture is still on track to meet its guarantee.

BR Newsmedia’s acquisition of international rights to Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was finalised on Tuesday despite the warnings of the Brazilian football federation