The merger of Fox Sports and ESPN’s Brazilian arms further consolidates the country’s sports broadcast market and could make it even more difficult for international rights-holders to extract value from an already tricky territory.
Pan-regional sports broadcaster ESPN is covering all streaming service DAZN’s costs for English Premier League rights in South America and has sublicensed select Premier League coverage in Brazil to the latter in mutually-beneficial deals.
Bandeirantes, the Brazilian media group with free-to-air and pay-TV channels, is said to be vying with pay-television broadcaster ESPN to acquire the Brazilian broadcast rights to the Bundesliga, the top…
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