Distributing the commercial rights to next summer’s Copa América Centenario is a “great opportunity” for the IMG agency.
Uefa opened its international competition rights to the US market early in its sales cycle to take advantage of the competitive environment, and was rewarded with a significant uplift.
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.
Sports broadcaster ESPN has joined forces with a number of rival operators in the US to simulcast coverage of the Liga MX, the top division of football in Mexico, as part of a fund-raising initiative designed to support people affected by a series of natural disasters in the Americas.
Dish Network has launched legal action over a streaming deal between rival US pay-television provider Univision Deportes and social media platform Facebook.
US broadcaster Univision has revealed that it sold $135m (€118.5m) in advertising for the Copa América Centenario, almost double what it paid for the domestic Spanish-language rights to the national team football tournament two years ago.
US pay-television broadcaster Univision Deportes has acquired exclusive Spanish-language rights in the country for all national team competitions operated by Uefa, football’s European governing body.
Spanish-language US broadcaster Univision Deportes has agreed a content partnership with German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich.
Spanish-language US broadcaster Univision Deportes is partnering with Snapchat to offer sports video clips via the social media platform.
US pay-television broadcaster Univision Deportes has agreed a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association to provide fans in the US with Spanish-language content from the North American basketball league.
US Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications has hired Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank to lead an initial public offering, according to the Reuters news agency.
Canadian pay-television broadcasters TLN and Univision Canada have acquired Spanish-language rights to the 2015 Pan American Games multi-sport event, which will be held in Toronto next year.