Uruguay

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

The Uruguayan Football Association has appointed the Mediapro agency as the body’s distribution partner for domestic tournaments and national team matches.

Tenfield has said it is prepared to discuss a termination of its rights partnership with the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) after rival agency Euromericas Sports Marketing made a “unique and unrepeatable” offer for the rights to domestic football in the country.

Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has announced plans to launch a number of new video services in seven Latin American markets.

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has signalled its intention to appeal after a civil court judge ruled that it should maintain its broadcast rights deal with the Full Play agency.

Uruguayan Civil Court Judge Guzmán López has asked Full Play to provide a $1.75m (€1.55m) guarantee before making a decision over whether the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) can scrap a rights deal with the agency.

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has been given the green light to break its broadcast rights contract with the Full Play agency.

The Uruguayan Football Association’s (AUF) secretary of economic affairs, Ignacio Alonso, has said that it is a “possibility” that the governing body could curtail its contract with the Full Play agency, which has been implicated in the corruption scandal surrounding football’s global governing body Fifa.

Hong Kong telecommunications company PCCW has acquired exclusive rights for the Copa América national team football tournament in Chile.

Uruguayan commercial broadcasters Teledoce, Saeta TV and Monte Carlo TV have acquired rights to the 2015 Copa America national team football tournament, according to multiple media reports in the country.

Formula E has signed rights deals in Argentina and Uruguay that will provide free-to-air coverage of the motor racing series’ upcoming races in the South American countries.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights for the Uruguay v Northern Ireland international friendly football match on May 30.

The Fox International Channels (FIC) broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox is to launch local versions of pay-television channel Fox Sports in Colombia and Uruguay.

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Uruguayan state broadcaster Televisión Nacional Uruguay has acquired free-to-air rights to both Euro 2012 and this summer’s Olympic Games in sublicensing deals with the Tenfield agency.