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GolTV, the pay-television broadcaster that holds domestic rights to Ecuador’s top-tier Serie A, has been given 15 days to pay clubs what they are owed, or facing losing the lucrative contract.

Globo’s renegotiated deal for rights to the 2026 Fifa World Cup has given Fifa hope of extracting even more from Brazil than it otherwise would have done, as its sales agent LiveMode prepares to take an additional premium package of rights to the market.

The dream of a unified, centralised Brasileirão will have to wait until 2030 at the earliest as years of public pettiness between clubs, meetings about meetings and arguments over small amounts of money have resulted in another resounding victory for Brazil’s biggest media group, Globo.

A national backlash against a government move to take matches of the Argentinian national football team off state television has prompted sub-licensing negotiations between broadcast executives.

Televisión Federal (Telefe), the Argentinian television station owned by Paramount Global, has acquired rights to matches of the men's national football team after the country's radical leader, Javier Milei, put an end to the use of public funds.

LiveMode has taken on strategic investment from US growth equity firm General Atlantic and Brazilian financial services company XP Investimentos, backers of one of two groups bidding to control commercial operations in Brazilian football.

The Brasileirão Série B 2024 kicked off with all matches shown live over the weekend, after a late completion of the broadcast picture in the country.

LiveMode has been renewed as Fifa’s exclusive media rights sales agent in Brazil for the men’s World Cup, providing the agency with a far more attractive package of rights for the 2026 tournament than it sold in 2022.

GolTV's troubles in Ecuador continue to mount as five LigaPro clubs revealed they have not been paid by the pay-television broadcaster for the last six months.

A broadcast rights deal between Brazil's biggest football clubs and Globo is reported to contain clauses that limit the amount the broadcaster can pay for the rights of other clubs - a stipulation that would preserve the financial status quo in Brazilian football.

Zeus Sports Marketing and 1190 Sports are halfway to securing international betting and media rights to the Brazilian Série A in 2024, having agreed deals with 10 top-tier clubs for the upcoming season.

Zeus Sports Marketing and 1190 Sports have agreed deals with 10 top-tier Brazilian clubs for the upcoming season, but the rights of Brazil’s biggest clubs remain unsold with the first round of Brasileirão fixtures beginning on Saturday, April 13.

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN Brasil is poised to retain rights to Italy’s Serie A in a three-season agreement running from 2024-25 to 2026-27.

The Argentine Football Association (AFA) is weighing legal action against domestic broadcast partner ESPN for what it claims is a contractual breach relating to coverage of yesterday's (Thursday's) Supercopa.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Corinthians now has three offers on the table for its broadcast rights, after the Brax Sports Assets agency made a proposal worth a basic R$240m (€44.2m/$48.2m) per year.

Globo, the Brazilian media giant, is to remain as the exclusive broadcast partner in the country of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), after signing a new multi-year rights deal.

The Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) and its media rights agency partner, 1190 Sports, have emphasised the need for patience after the sheer costs involved in setting up a long-term media project were laid bare for all top-flight Liga 1 clubs to see.

Record UK viewing figures on Sky Sports for Super Bowl LVIII were among strong performing ratings across a variety of the National Football League’s target international markets.