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A whirlwind six months for US boxing have seen five major media-rights deals agreed from May to October this year, setting up a four-way battle for supremacy between platforms from 2019 onward

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.
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Fox’s acquisition of broadcast rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is the first step in the US media group’s rebuilding project after many of its assets were sold to Disney.

The Chilean football federation has earned a slight increase in the value of its national team friendly and qualifier matches in a new deal with Chilevisión.

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Uefa will imminently finalise club competition deals for the 2018-19 to 2020-21 cycle in China, Japan and the US.
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US technology company Amazon is reportedly in talks to join Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to acquire the former Fox regional sports networks being sold off by the Walt Disney Company.
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The NFL American football league, together with some of its US rights partners, is considering reworking its Sunday-afternoon packages, according to Variety
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Sunday's NFL conference championship games resulted in massive ratings for CBS and Fox after they both went to overtime
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Amazon has made its biggest and boldest move into live sports broadcasting by joining the bidding for all of the 22 Regional Sports Networks that Disney acquired from 21st Century Fox but has been forced …

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A successful inaugural Formula E season drove Fox to extend its Latin and North American deals ahead of time.

Fifa avoided the prospect of going back into a US court by agreeing to extend its World Cup rights deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Sports last month. But getting off the legal hook comes at a price, in terms of questions about Fifa’s governance and also, possibly, in having sold the rights at well below market value.

The amounts paid for the rights to the 2026 World Cup by Fox and Telemundo in the US and Bell Media in Canada are unconfirmed

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.

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The International Olympic Committee has robustly defended last week’s long-term deal with US media group NBCUniversal on the three key areas in which it has come under scrutiny.

The MP & Silva agency said that its deal earlier this month for the FIM Superbike World Championship in Latin America, excluding Brazil, and the Caribbean, was part of a strategy to expand into the region and into motorsports generally.

The top US football league, Major League Soccer, and the country’s national football association, US Soccer, enjoyed a five-fold increase in the value of their domestic media rights at the end of a long and complex set of negotiations with broadcasters ESPN, Fox and Univision Deportes.

Interview with Gerard Romy, managing director of Mediapro, following the company’s Formula One rights deal in Central and South America, and the Caribbean

Mexico could finally be opened up to competition after regulatory intervention

Murdoch pays Champions League premium in US and Germany

Broadcasters around the world have very different views on winter World Cup

Fox loses more sport to the networks in Australia

Ten picks up Champions League T20 rights for a song

CAA Eleven gets off to a good start with sales of the European Qualifiers but still has uphill battle to hit Uefa targets

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A buy-out deal for ESPN America could be weeks away, with Setanta, Chello and Eurosport all in the frame

When TV Sports Markets asked Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore in June 2010 what had been the most important decision of his 11-year tenure, he didn’t hesitate: taking the league’s international med…