South America

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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.

The summer of 2017 will prove a critical period in determining where major football rights in Brazil will end up for the next few years. 

Latin America’s major media groups are competing to take ownership of Chile’s successful football league channel, Canal del Fútbol.

Two of Peru’s major broadcasters have recouped about 15 per cent of their spend on domestic top-tier football rights in a sublicensing deal with Latina

Uruguay’s top two clubs have signed a contract extension with long-term rights-holder Tenfield until 2025, after a two-year holdout.

The two-year deal agreed by football club Chapecoense and media group Globo last month reflects the former’s newly-established position in Brazil’s Série A.

Intervention from Grupo Clarín and Torneos helped ensure the joint bid from Fox and Turner won rights to Argentina’s Primera División.

Agency Tenfield is understood to have struck a deal in principle for global rights to Ecuador’s domestic football competitions.

Lagardère Sports and Mediapro deals illustrate the inroads international agencies continue to make in the Latin American sports-rights market.

Argentina’s Primera División is beset by uncertainty as a leaderless football association – its government funding withdrawn and a new season imminent – fields offers for its media rights and searches for a new president.

Ecuador’s football federation and its government have reached an agreement that will ensure the existing contract for the country’s domestic league will run to the end of its term in 2017.

An unsolicited Esporte Interativo offer drove media group Globo to more than treble its fee for domestic Copa do Brasil rights in a deal with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol.

Reigning Brazilian champion Palmeiras has brought the battle over Série A club’s pay-television rights to an end by agreeing a deal with Esporte Interativo from 2019.

Uncertainties over the Brazilian football calendar and a dispute over revenue sharing is delaying a new rights agreement for the Primeira Liga – Brazil’s newest football competition.