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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

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Cade), the competition regulator, has ruled that the planned acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company will be subjected to a review.

Chilean pay-television sports broadcaster Canal del Fútbol has been ordered to repay customers whose subscriptions have been affected by the ongoing protests in Chile.

The Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) has launched a pay-per-view model for its OTT streaming service, a move that will grant full coverage of the men’s and women’s Superliga club competitions for…

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A team Corinthians has become the latest football club to launch an official account on short-form video platform TikTok.

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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

Klefer Marketing Esportivo has begun discussions with interested parties over the sale of international media and betting rights to the Copa do Brasil

Globo’s latest deals with Santos and São Paulo mean only three Brazilian Série A clubs are yet to sell their domestic free-to-air and pay-per-view rights from 2019 onward.

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.

Interview with Fernando Manuel Pinto, head of sports rights at Globo, about the media company's recent deals with Brazilian football clubs.

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.