Esporte Interativo nets International Champions Cup rights

Brazilian sports broadcaster Esporte Interativo has agreed a three-year rights deal for pre-season club football competition the International Champions Cup.

The contract covers the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the competition and includes pay-television and free-to-air television rights.

The International Champions Cup is currently expanding and this month announced the formation of a new Chinese competition which will take place in late July and run parallel with the established North American version and a new Australian tournament.

Although participants for the Chinese and North American events are yet to be revealed, it has been confirmed that Spanish Liga club Real Madrid, Italian Serie A side AS Roma and English Premier League outfit Manchester City will take part in the Australian tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from July 18-24.