Uruguay

A Latin American deal for the next two football World Cups in 2010 and 2014 may have to be renegotiated, with local broadcasters struggling to meet rights fee payments against the background of global recession.

Argentinian television is getting a more realistic attitude from foreign rights-holders, according to the TyC Sports cable channel

Football: Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF acquired the rights for all 31 matches of the Euro 2008 tournament in a deal worth €10m (£7m). 

Some larger clubs in favour of breaking with traditional broadcast partner, despite threat of legal action