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