Fox secures fresh carriage deals in Latin America

The Fox Networks Group Latin America division of media company 21st Century Fox has secured fresh carriage deals in the region with pan-regional pay-television operator DirecTV and Brazilian pay-television operator Sky Brasil.

Due to a carriage dispute, Fox’s channels have been missing from Sky Brasil since February 5, while the lack of a fresh deal had also meant Fox was close to leaving DirecTV, which has a subscriber base of nearly 14 million across Latin America.

FNG said in a statement that the deals, terms of which were not disclosed, have been reached after several months of talks. Fox’s portfolio of channels includes Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3.

Fox Sports Latin America last month renewed an agreement for rights to the World Touring Car Championship motor-racing series. Under the agreement, Fox Sports will provide live coverage of all races during the 2017 WTCC season, which begins with an event in Marrakech, Morocco on April 7-9.