DirecTV Latin America

Weak offers from broadcasters focused on other properties have delayed the award of 2017 Fifa Club World Cup rights in Latin America.

Interview with Diego Palma, head of marketing at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, on the long-term media-rights deal with pay-television broadcaster GolTV.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has acquired non-exclusive rights in Latin America for the 2017 World Baseball Classic national team tournament.
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The US Department of Justice has said it is suing telco AT&T and its DirecTV satellite operator and broadcaster for acting as the “ringleader” of a series of unlawful information exchanges between DirecTV and three of its competitors during carriage talks for regional pay-television channel SportsNet LA.

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship will link up with internet video technology provider NeuLion to stream live coverage of this weekend’s UFC 200 event in 4K ultra-high definition.

North America’s Major League Baseball has confirmed renewals of a swathe of rights deals for the new 2016 season.

England’s Premier League this week completed the first set of deals across Asia for its rights in the 2016-17 to 2018-19 cycle, with mixed results. It saw significant increases in value from Australia and New Zealand, but a decline in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, while Malaysia and Myanmar are proving difficult.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal in Latin America with club football competition the English Premier League.

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The Pac-12 has rejected a proposal from AT&T that would have allowed the US telecommunications company’s DirecTV satellite pay-television service to carry coverage of the US college conference.

Yaveo, the Spanish-language over-the-top streaming service from pay-television broadcaster DirecTV, has struck a deal to stream live coverage of the new Combate Americas mixed martial arts series.

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US satellite-television provider DirecTV has significantly extended the reach of its Sunday Ticket package of programming for the NFL American football league by making its live streaming service more widely available.

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against American football’s NFL and pay-television operator DirecTV by antitrust attorney Michael Hausfeld and colleagues at the Hausfeld law company.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Mexico has retained rights to the Euroleague Basketball club tournament in Central and South America and the Caribbean basin.

Categoría Primera A, the top division of football in Colombia, is set to receive further exposure in the country under a raft of new carriage deals for pay-television channel Win Sports.

DirecTV is monitoring the US Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations of corruption involving Fifa, football’s global governing body, and the Torneos y Competencias agency, in which the pay-television operator has a minority stake.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has agreed a three-year deal to sublicense exclusive free-to-air rights to Fifa football competitions in Trinidad & Tobago.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has acquired rights in Latin America to the 2016 edition of the Copa America national team football tournament.