South America

Brazilian media group Bandeirantes, which operates free-to-air and pay-television channels, has acquired rights for the NBA basketball league

An invitation to tender has been issued for broadcast rights in Brazil to ATP Tour events, and also the French Open, one of tennis’ four grand slam events.

Tenfield, the Uruguayan agency and media company, has acquired rights to the Uruguayan national football team’s four remaining international friendlies this year.

Carlos Maluf has been announced as the new chief executive of sports broadcaster ESPN Brasil. The appointment was made by the broadcaster’s parent company Disney.

Bolivian league vice-president Robert Blanco has claimed that incumbent rights-holder Sport TV Rights has submitted a $23m (€21m) offer for the exclusive rights to the league from 2021 to 2024.

Direct-to-consumer sports streaming service DAZN has secured its third rights deal in Brazil this week by adding Mexico’s Liga MX to its football portfolio.

Paraguay-based pay-television broadcaster Tigo Sports has acquired the rights to Costa Rica’s Concacaf Nations League matches. The rights are for broadcast outside of Costa Rica.

Direct-to-consumer sports streaming service DAZN has broadened its content portfolio in Brazil by acquiring exclusive rights to the Süper Lig, the top division of Turkish club football.

Direct-to-consumer sports streaming service DAZN has extended an agreement in Brazil for rights to the top-tier EuroLeague basketball competition until the end of the 2022-23 season

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.

The Xtreme Polo League has agreed a multi-year deal with US media conglomerate WarnerMedia, along with a host of broadcast partnerships, as it prepares to launch in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Subscription sports streaming service DAZN has agreed a three-season deal with the Brazilian Basketball League (LNB) to become the main rights partner of its top-tier club competition, the NBB

The Bolivian Football Federation is progressing with its media-rights sales process for the country’s top-tier football league, launching an invitation to tender process.

Mexican sports rights agency Sports Marketing Monterrey has reportedly submitted an offer of $50m (€45.2m) for the broadcast rights to Bolivia’s top-tier Primera División football league.

Sports data and technology company Stats Perform has agreed a five-year deal with the Argentinian Football Association for the rights to global betting video and data across club competitions including…

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has received three offers for its international rights to the national team’s qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup.

Sports streaming service DAZN has agreed a deal with the Rio de Janeiro Basketball Federation to provide coverage in Brazil of Campeonato Estadual games played between Flamengo, Botafogo and Niterói.

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) is inviting bids for broadcast rights to the national team’s six friendly matches to be played between September and November.

Motor-racing series the World Endurance Championship has revealed new rights deals with Brazilian broadcaster Rede Bandeirantes (Band) and pay-television broadcaster Star Sports ahead of the start of its…

The Brazilian Athletics Confederation (CBAt) has signed a deal with compatriot OTT service TV NSports to broadcast all its events through a dedicated channel on the platform

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has set a deadline of 4 September for the receipt of bids for international rights to the national team’s qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup.

Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN and sports streaming service DAZN have agreed mutual sublicensing deals for English Premier League rights in South America

Dimayor, the organisation which operates Colombian club football, has agreed a deal with US investment fund Prudent Corporate Finance for international rights to the country’s top two divisions, according t…

Brazilian broadcaster Rede Bandeirantes (Band) has agreed a sublicensing deal with OTT streaming service DAZN for rights to Ligue 1, the top division of French club football, while it will reportedly also…

ESPN Brasil has acquired rights to the country’s domestic American football league, the Liga Brasil Futebol Americano (BFA).

Uruguayan telecommunications company Antel has acquired rights for the 2019 Copa América international football tournament.

Panam Sports, which operates the Pan American Games, will launch a new digital channel to offer coverage of the upcoming edition of the multi-sport event in Lima, Peru

OTT sports streaming service DAZN has acquired exclusive live rights in a number of territories for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and Concacaf Gold Cup football tournaments

The Argentine Football Association has reportedly extended its broadcast rights deal with media company Tele Red Imagen for the Nacional B and Primera B Metropolitana club competitions

Brazilian broadcaster TV Bandeirantes (Band) has agreed a sublicensing deal with OTT streaming service DAZN for rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of domestic club football.

Spanish agency Mediapro has acquired international rights to the Paraguayan national football team’s qualifying matches for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

OTT streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Brazil to North America’s Major League Soccer.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Palmeiras has signed a six-year rights agreement with Brazilian media company Globo.

Brazilian broadcaster Rede Bandeirantes (Band) has acquired rights to the 2019 NBA Finals, returning the North American basketball league to free-to-air television in country for the first time since 2004