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FC Diez Media, the joint venture between the IMG agency and digital media company Perform, is making radical changes to the way Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana media rights are sold, to drive competition in the marketplace and recoup their aggressive minimum guarantee.

Brazil’s Grupo Bandeirantes bolstered its tennis coverage with a pair of deals covering several properties with the IMG agency.

Turner’s intense battle against Fox over the acquisition of Chile’s Canal del Fútbol has produced a price almost double Fox’s opening offer in July.

Conmebol is in the process of settling with Datisa for a nine-figure dollar sum to reclaim rights to the 2019 and 2024 Copa América tournaments.

The Brazilian basketball league’s renewed deals with Bandeirantes and Facebook, and a new deal with Twitter, will earn the property no rights fees but satisfies the league’s immediate needs: production services and worldwide exposure.

Mediapro’s agreement with Turner-owned Chilevisión to lead sales of Chilean national team rights is the first phase of a wider alliance between the agency and the media group, TV Sports Markets understands.

BeIN Media Group will launch tenders for French Ligue 1 media rights in Brazil and Latin America next week, TV Sports Markets understands.

Globo has retained its hold on exclusive rights to Brazilian national team matches, striking a deal well below the Brazilian football federation’s target price

Brazilian media group Globo is understood to have paid a substantial premium to acquire non-exclusive domestic digital rights to Brazil matches, but would not meet the federation’s valuation of its linear television rights.

Conmebol, the governing body for South American football, is hoping for a solid increase in the value of its global Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana commercial rights.

The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.

The Brazilian football confederation has appointed the Synergy Sports agency to manage the sale of media rights to its national team matches. The move represents the first time the confederation, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, will sell its rights via an agency.

Ecuador’s football federation says it is unconcerned about its recent deal with GolTV, despite the pay-television broadcaster delaying payments in its equivalent agreement with the Venezuelan football federation.

Weak offers from broadcasters focused on other properties have delayed the award of 2017 Fifa Club World Cup rights in Latin America.

Interview with Diego Palma, head of marketing at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, on the long-term media-rights deal with pay-television broadcaster GolTV.