South America

Brazilian free-to-air commercial broadcaster SBT has acquired rights to the decisive second leg of the Campeonato Carioca football final between Flamengo and Fluminense

Top-tier Brazilian football side São Paulo has signed up insurance and benefit management consultancy Isure as a sponsor.

Brazilian sports club Corinthians Paulista has signed up sports betting company Galera Group to its sponsorship portfolio

New Zealand Rugby is considering abandoning Super Rugby and replacing it with a trans-Tasman tournament, local media has reported

Brazilian football club Ceará has signed up gambling firm EstadiumBet as its new front-of-shirt sponsor.

Sanzaar, the body which oversees Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship competitions between the South African, Australian, New Zealand and Argentinian rugby unions, is positive that the 2020 Rugby Championship…

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo was ordered to honour its contract with the Carioca State Championship by the Rio de Janeiro district court following an injunction being filed by the rights-holder

Brazilian football club Santos has added to its array of kit sponsors with lighting specialists Fox Lux. The brand will hold the designation of back-of-shirt sponsor at the club until June 2021

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has cancelled its broadcast rights tender for club competitions, with a new process expected to be drawn up


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.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has cancelled its contract with the Carioca State Championship amid an escalating conflict with Flamengo over the Rio de Janeiro-based club’s broadcast rights.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has failed in its attempts to block Flamengo from broadcasting its forthcoming Carioca State Championship match on the club’s TV channel, FlaTV.

The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) has signed a two-year kit supplier agreement with Germany-based sportswear manufacturer Puma

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has renewed its agreement to capture, manage and distribute data on behalf of the Asociación de Clubes de Básquetbol (ADC), the governing body of the t…

The International Esports Federation has revealed plans to launch a ‘World Super League’ alongside its annual Esports World Championship.

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has stepped up its opposition to Flamengo broadcasting any of the club’s matches in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on its own TV channel by filing a legal a…

In a positive sign for next year's Olympics, Japanese Olympic Committee chief Yasuhiro Yamashita has told his international counterparts that Tokyo is gradually resuming sporting activities - Kyodo News

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo has been handed an injunction against world football’s governing body Fifa to withhold a $90m (€79.7m) broadcast rights payment.

Brazilian football club Flamengo has signed a three-year main shirt sponsorship contract with Banco de Brasília (BRB) that will see the two organisations partner on the launch a new digital bank.

TIM Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of Telecom Italia, has renewed sponsorship contracts with the 'big four' football clubs in Rio de Janeiro – Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco.

Australia and New Zealand appear poised to land hosting rights to the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup amid reports that Japan will drop its bid for the national team football tournament.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has issued a decree that markedly alters the media rights landscape for the country’s football clubs.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) have written to Fifa over what they deem “erroneous and discriminatory conclusions” outlined in the rep…

Four of Bolivia’s leading football clubs have signalled their intention not to participate in a broadcast rights tender process planned by the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF).

Brazilian football club Atlético Mineiro has signed up online gambling brand to its sponsorship portfolio.

The Bolivian Football Association’s (FBF) general director Freddy Téllez has said that the invitation to tender for the nation’s top tier of domestic football will continue, despite a concrete offer havi…

New Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan is eager to establish a competition with neighbours New Zealand from 2021 to relieve the financial burden due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Fifa has said Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup is the strongest of the three it has received. The other bidders are Colombia and Japan

Football streaming platform MyCujoo has ramped up its association with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) by agreeing a deal to live stream its esports competition

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has opened up a credit line worth up to R$115m (€21.2m/$23.8

The Asia-Pacific region could host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup after Brazil withdrew its candidacy, boosting the chances of Japan and Australia and New Zealand's combined bid.

The 14 Bolivian Primera Divisíon sides are weighing up whether to accept a 10-year media-rights proposal worth $100m (€88.7m

Brazilian media group Globo has been ordered to pay costs totalling R$177,400 ($34,500/€30,500) to the Brazilian Confederation of Water Sports (CBDA) as the payment dispute between the two parties intensified.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired exclusive rights to motor racing’s IndyCar series across 24 territories spanning the Middle East and North Africa.