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Two primary obstacles are preventing broadcasters and agencies in South America from agreeing deals with one another to maximise the value of 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier rights: Mediapro’s protracted acquisition of Torneos and the mystery of who holds rights to Venezuela’s qualifiers.

A decision on who will broadcast the Copa Sudamericana in Brazil and Latin America is understood to be close, but FC Diez Media won’t be making it.

Conmebol’s appointment of Dentsu Sports as the Copa América 2019 tournament’s exclusive commercial sales agent is a product of existing relationships and a desperate need for a quick fix.

Copa Sudamericana rights could be sold to a single broadcaster across Latin America and Brazil, as FC Diez Media has called off tender processes in both territories and entered private negotiations.

Paco Casal’s latest deal for 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier rights puts the Uruguayan businessman in a strong position ahead of a frenzied period of rights-trading in Latin America

Social media platform Facebook has renewed a sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports for coverage of the South American Football Confederation’s (Conmebol) Copa Libertadores c…

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has selected media protection company Irdeto to provide services to combat piracy of its live content and protect the brand of the governing body

Free-to-air broadcasters in South America bidding for rights to the 2020 Copa América will be limited to showing a maximum of 11 matches on their linear channels, according to the terms of the recently …

Japanese advertising agency Dentsu has signed an eight-year deal with Conmebol, the continental football federation in South America, for the rights to the next three editions of the Copa America

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Earnings from FC Diez Media’s sale of Copa Libertadores rights in South America have fallen below its internal targets, TV Sports Markets understands, but the joint venture is still on track to meet its guarantee.

MP & Silva’s victory in the tender for 2019 Copa América rights hinged on the agency’s knowledge of deals struck by Conmebol’s previous partner, the Datisa agency.

FC Diez Media, the joint venture between the IMG agency and digital media company Perform, is making radical changes to the way Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana media rights are sold, to drive competition in the marketplace and recoup their aggressive minimum guarantee.

Conmebol is in the process of settling with Datisa for a nine-figure dollar sum to reclaim rights to the 2019 and 2024 Copa América tournaments.

Conmebol, the governing body for South American football, is hoping for a solid increase in the value of its global Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana commercial rights.

GolTV’s accusation of bribery against Fox Sports Latin America – made in a Florida court late last month – has cast light on one of the most secretive deals in world football.

This month’s deals for South American football rights followed a trend in the sub-Saharan African sports rights market in 2016 – Kwesé Sports and StarTimes acquired second-tier properties, Fox Sports were outbid and SuperSport let go of a poorly-performing property.

Distributing the commercial rights to next summer’s Copa América Centenario is a “great opportunity” for the IMG agency.

Interview with Ioris Francini, president of media and events, and Michael Mellor, head of football, IMG, on the agency’s deal for Copa América Centenario rights.

The contract for the unsold commercial rights to next year’s centenary edition of the Copa América represents an opportunity for sports-rights agencies to build relationships with the two governing bodies of football in the Americas.

French basic-tier broadcaster Ma Chaîne Sport has bounced back from losing several rights properties in recent months by agreeing deals for football and tennis competitions.

The centenary version of the Copa América, which will take place in the US in June 2016, looks likely to earn at least twice as much in media rights income as the 2015 Copa América.

Traffic and Full play sign Copa American truce and agree to share rights