Slim snaps up Universidad de Guadalajara rights

América Móvil, the Mexican telecommunications company owned by multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, has acquired rights for home matches featuring Mexican top-tier football club Universidad de Guadalajara, according to news website La Aficion.

The rights will be exploited on the TV Uno website on a global basis, the report said.

The deal with América Móvil is worth $9m (€6.7m) per year and will run for at least one season.

Pay-television broadcaster ESPN has cable- and satellite-television rights for Universidad matches, while coverage of the games will be shown in the US and Canada via Spanish-language broadcaster Univision.