Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara has returned to media group Televisa less than a year after choosing to go it alone with in-house OTT platform Chivas TV.
North America’s Major League Baseball has confirmed renewals of a swathe of rights deals for the new 2016 season.
Broadcasters in Mexico, France and Italy have acquired rights for the world welterweight title boxing clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday night in Las Vegas, US.
Mexico’s telecommunications regulator, the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), is considering forcing Televisa and América Movil to share programming covered by existing ‘exclusive’ rights deals after blocking the media companies from striking such agreements in the future.
Mexico could finally be opened up to competition after regulatory intervention
Televisa and América Movil will be prohibited from acquiring exclusive media rights for certain sporting events by the Mexican government’s Federal Telecommunications Institute, which has also ordered the media companies to share their infrastructure with competitors.
América Móvil enjoys Olympic benefits but the big prize will come in 2016
Fox and ESPN explain why having the Olympic Games non-exclusively makes sense in Latin America