South America

US-based media group Turner is seeking talks with the eight Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football clubs with which it holds broadcast rights deals, with a view to exiting the contracts ahead of the 2020 …

Two former 21st Century Fox executives have been charged with allegedly paying millions of dollars in bribes to help Fox Sports win the lucrative United States broadcasting rights to the 2018 and 2022…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has sought to alleviate panic in the domestic football industry amid its decision to suspend payments for certain rights deals, stating its move will not affect clubs…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has suspended payments to Federação Paulista de Futebol, governing body of football in the state of São Paulo, due to the suspension of the Campeonato Paulista cl…

Fox Sports and Turner Broadcasting, the US-headquartered pay-television broadcasters and rights-holders of the Argentinian Superliga, have pledged to void subscribers’ April payments for its football p…

Brazilian Entertainment-led OTT platform Guigo TV is ready to challenge dominant media group Globo for the rights to Brazil’s away qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, it has been claimed.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is facing up to the prospect of having to renegotiate advertising deals worth a reported R$580m (€103.6m/$113.7

Brazilian sports club Flamengo's esports team has been bolstered by the sponsorship of global computer and gaming equipment manufacturer, Redragon

Brazilian pay-television broadcaster ESPN has ceased all live programming amid the Covid-19 pandemic, stating the wellbeing of its employees is behind the decision


The death of former Conmebol president Nicolás Leoz has brought South American football one step closer to closing the book on an era of corruption. As global agencies and investment funds are taking advantage of the power vacuum, Callum McCarthy examines the current landscape and asks if and when that book can be closed for good.

Eli Velazquez EVP for Sports at NBCUniversal Telemundo discusses how rights holders need to be creative with content development around their IP.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A will be the only major football league in the world without international, local-language distribution in 2019. Callum McCarthy looks at why Brazilian club football lags behind its European counterparts.

The widely-criticised international broadcast rights sales process led by Argentina’s Superliga, the top-tier of domestic football in the South American country, has been scrapped.

BandSports, the pay-television channel operated by Brazilian media group Bandeirantes, is now being provided via the internet amid a broader opening up of broadcast services in the country due to Covid-19

Brazil's top-tier football division, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, has signed up online gambling firm Betcris as its latest sponsor.

An International Olympic Committee spokesperson said yesterday "no solution will be ideal", regarding the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Tokyo 2020

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has hailed record revenues of R$957m (€169.9m/$185.9

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) is to receive offers on Friday for broadcast rights to its top-tier División Profesional. The FBF has invited bids for the rights from 2021 to 2024.

Uefa has today decided to postpone its 2020 European Championship by 12 months in a bid to help domestic competitions across Europe be completed

Pay-television broadcaster Turner has consulted with its Argentinian arm to decide how best to respond to calls from the country’s president for top-tier Superliga football matches to be broadcast on f…

Botafogo has renewed its sponsorship deal with automotive battery brand Baterax, while fellow Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Fluminense has signed a new sponsor in the shape of Swiss chemicals …

Social media platform Facebook has renewed a sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports for coverage of the South American Football Confederation’s (Conmebol) Copa Libertadores c…

Mariano Elizondo has left his role as president of football’s Argentinian Superliga with immediate effect. Superliga vice-president Jorge Brito has also tendered his resignation.

Brazil’s top women’s basketball league, the LBF, has secured a return to free-to-air television through a rights deal with TV Cultura.

The Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) has issued a warning to clubs in the top-tier Liga 1 over the sale of broadcast rights to their matches

Social media company Facebook has enhanced its position in the football market by agreeing content deals with 11 of the leading football clubs in Brazil

A fourth company has submitted a proposal for international rights to Brazilian football’s Campeonato Brasileiro Série A from 2020 to 2024, SportBusiness understands.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Brasil has acquired exclusive rights to the forthcoming season of the MotoGP motorcycle-racing series

Eduardo Zebini, senior vice-president and chief content officer at pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Brasil, has left his position and is set to take up another role in the sports media sector

Brazilian sports club São Paulo has added discount card specialists Cartão de Todos to its kit sponsorship portfolio.

The South American Football Federation (Conmebol) has added automotive manufacturer Ford as a sponsor of premier club tournament, the Copa Libertadores

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has renewed cooperative financial institution Sicredi's sponsorship of its premier cup competition, the Copa do Brasil

The South American Football Confederation (Conembol) has renewed global payments firm Mastercard's sponsorship of regional international tournament, the Copa América, for its next two editions.

Vasco da Gama has signed up Italian sportswear brand Kappa as its new kit supplier, while fellow Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Grêmio has agreed a shirt sponsorship deal with betting brand B…

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South American counterpart Conmebol which could lead to the resumption of intercontinental competitions b…

Superliga Argentina football club Independiente has renewed its kit supply agreement with global sportswear company Puma