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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

Conmebol, South American football’s governing body, has advanced its invitation to tender process for commercial rights to its club competitions between 2023 and 2026 by asking interested companies to r…

Conmebol, South American football’s governing body, has approved the launch of an invitation to tender for commercial rights to its club competitions between 2023 and 2026.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has filed a claim against Brazilian media group Globo to recover fees that it claims it is owed after the latter’s broadcast rights contract cancellation.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has announced the formation of a new platform that will exploit the pay-television rights of its club competitions in Brazil for the next three seasons

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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