MP & Silva seals domestic Brazilian football distribution rights

The MP & Silva agency has sealed a deal with media company Globo to distribute rights across Latin America for Brazil’s top domestic football properties.

The deal covers the top-tier Campeonato Brasileiro, as well as the state championships of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The agreement will run for three years, from 2016 to 2018.

The rights, which also include a weekly magazine programme called FootBrazil and a weekly highlights show, will be distributed on a platform-neutral basis.

The agency will be the exclusive distributor of rights in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as the non-exclusive distributor in the Dominican Republic.

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