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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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02/15/17
AFA, Government Rescind Contract

A meeting that Argentine football execs held with government officials on Monday "resulted in an agreement to rescind the Fútbol para Todos TV contract ," according to OLÉ. The repayment sum was set at 530M Argentine pesos ($34.3M), which the Argentine FA will distribute among th ...

Tags: International Football, South America

02/08/17
Argentine Execs Set Dates For Reforms

Following a three-hour meeting, Argentine FA execs from the first division and lower tiers "announced an agreement to normalize the AFA and allow the upcoming seasons to start in early March," according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. An assembly scheduled for Feb. 27 will be held t ...

Tags: International Football, South America

02/03/17
ESPN Int'l Gears Up For Super Bowl LI

ESPN Int'l and its affiliated networks will present Super Bowl LI live to more than 120 million households in 66 countries and territories throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, India and the Indian subcontinent. The cov ...

Tags: Media, North America, South America, Australia

02/03/17
Argentine FA Receives New Offer

Argentine FA Normalization Committee Chair Armando Pérez addressed the club's negotiations with broadcasters, according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. He said, "There is a third offer, which is in English, and we are not done reviewing it." Pérez "did not share d ...

Tags: Media, South America

02/02/17
Atlético Nacional Opens Training Facility

Colombian first division football club Atlético Nacional "presented a high-performance training center that will improve the physical conditioning of its players," according to GOAL. The team's new complex, called "La Fábrica de la Pasión" ("The Machine of Passion"), will be whe ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

02/02/17
Start Of Argentine League To Be Delayed

The " institutional crisis " that Argentine football is experiencing "continues to accumulate problems, and because of this, the upcoming season is far from starting" as scheduled, according to Ramiro Barreiro of EL PAÍS. This was confirmed by the Argentine FA, clubs and players' and referees ...

Tags: International Football, South America

01/30/17
Maracanã Expected To Regain Electricity

Maracanã Stadium is "expected to get its electricity switched back on after managers Odebrecht agreed on Friday to pay much of the outstanding bill," according to REUTERS. The stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, was ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

01/27/17
AFA Fails To Reach Agreement

Argentine FA Normalization Committee Chair Armando Pérez, San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli, River Plate President Rodolfo D'Onofrio and Lanús President Nicolás Russo met with Argentina Secretary General of the Presidency Fernando De Andreis "hoping to agree to terms to ...

Tags: International Football, South America

01/25/17
Argentine FA Committee Head Confident

Argentine FA Normalization Committee Chair Armando Pérez addressed whether the AFA first division's upcoming season will start as scheduled on the weekend of Feb. 11, according to OLÉ. He said, "The championship can begin on the scheduled date as long as clubs are paid the money to cov ...

Tags: International Football, South America

01/24/17
League One Club Sacks Groundsman

League One side Southend United defended its decision to sack groundsman Ken Hare after its clash with Bolton "fell victim to the weather on Saturday," according to Harry Slavin of the London DAILY MAIL. Hare had been at the club for 27 years "before freezing conditions forced the match at Root ...

Tags: Franchises, South America

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