Tag Archives: FOX Sports

Disney hires Pyne Media to sell Fox Sports in Brazil

Disney hired an independent company to negotiate with potential interested parties, with the aim of selling Fox Sports in Brazil and concluding its merger with Fox. The company also decided to cut funds from Fox Sports until its sale to another media group is done. Pyne Media, ESPNs Global Distribution former President Benjamin Pynes independent [...]

Facebook and Fox Sports extend Libertadores Cup’s broadcast

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and Facebook agreed to extend from 28 to 46 Copa Libertadores matches broadcast for free by the OTT Facebook Watch, in the Spanish-speaking countries that are taking part in the competition. Fox Sports will also air Thursday’s matches, which had been acquired by Facebook. Partnership between the companies establishes [...]

TV Azteca leaves Santos Laguna’s football matches broadcasts

After several rumorous days, versions were confirmed and Mexican football team Santos Laguna officially confirmed that TV Azteca will stop broadcasting their matches played locally. They are also broadcast on ESPN, but it is unknown if the agreement will continue. Thanks to Azteca Sports for awakening us the illusion through your emotional narrations during 90 [...]

Conmebol denies having removed Libertadores Cup’s exclusivity to Facebook

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) released a statement confirming the agreement validity with Facebook to exclusively broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays until 2022. According to Paraguayan newspaper Última Hora website, meeting will be held at Conmebols headquarters with representatives of Facebook, Fox Sports and Globo, so that both channels could broadcast the [...]

Facebook loses exclusivity to broadcast Libertadores Cup’s matches

South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) decided to cancel Facebooks exclusivity to broadcast Libertadores Cups matches played on Thursdays. The entitys decision was based on users complaints regarding  broadcasts low quality and connectivity problems throughout the region. Facebook will go on broadcasting the competitions matches for free through the OTT Facebook Watch, but they will also [...]

Disney and Fox present arguments to the FNE for not selling Fox Sports Chile

Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) could decide in the coming days on the sale of Fox Sports in the country. On August 31st, 2018, Disney -represented by lawyer Claudio Lizana, and Fox by lawyer Ignacio Larraín-, provided information to the entity, suggesting that the operation does not represent risks to make free market competition [...]

IFT approves Disney-Fox merger in Mexico with its sports channels sale

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) approved the agreement between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets for USD 71 billion, with the condition that both companies agree to sell Fox Sports channels and programming rights in Mexico. Information was given by newspaper El Financiero, which mentions two people with knowledge of the situation. Disney expects [...]

Disney must sell Fox Sports in Brazil to merge with Fox

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) decided to deny Disney the possibility of keeping Fox Sports in Brazil and ordered it to sell it. The entity believes that coexistence between Fox Sports and ESPN would create a monopoly in the country. With Fox Sports sale by Disney, any other media group would be able to acquire [...]

Disney would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico

Finance media Bloomberg reported that, according to people close to the discussion, Walt Disney Company would sell Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico, but it did not give major details on the operation. Bloomberg reported that  Disney has already agreed Fox Sports sale in Brazil with the  Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), which had already [...]

Brazil has not decided on Disney and Fox merger yet

Brazilian Government has not made a decision on Walt Disney and Fox assets merge yet. Polyanna Vilanova, advisor in charge of Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE), informed Bloomberg that case is still under analysis, and that agency should make a decision before March 17th, deadline on which a 90 day extension would be possible requested. [...]