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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

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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01/13/16
South American Clubs Form New League

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Tags: International Football, South America

01/13/16
Rio 2016 Faces Carnival Of Problems

Seven months ahead of the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Rio on Aug. 5, "some serious questions about the viability of the Games have muscled into the frame," according to Will Connors of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. And "many of them are so unique to Brazil that it’s impossible to pred ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

01/12/16
CDF's Tender For Highlights Rights Fails

It seems that "Chile's national football league highlights are not good business for TV channels," according to Verónica Moreno of DIARIO FINANCIERO. Canal del Fútbol, which holds the exclusive rights to domestic football in Chile, "declared void the latest bid for the rights to t ...

Tags: Media, South America

01/11/16
Prosecutors Seize CONMEBOL Documents

Paraguayan prosecutors said that they have "started going through the documents" seized during a raid of CONMEBOL's HQ and will send them to the U.S., "which is leading a probe on corruption in football," according to the AP. The U.S. Justice Department last year "indicted several football of ...

Tags: International Football, South America

01/08/16
River Plate Renovates Training Facility

Argentine first division side River Plate's Ezeiza training grounds "are undergoing renovations that are expected to be completed by March," according to Federico Del Río of OLÉ. When River Plate Manager Marcelo Gallardo signed his contract with the club, one of his requests was " ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

01/07/16
Panasonic Partners With 2016 Rio Olympics

Panasonic Corp. signed an agreement to become an official ceremony partner with the Rio 2016 organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will provide turnkey visual operations for the 2016 Rio ceremonies. Panasonic will provide more than 100 high brightness compact 20,000 lumen proj ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

01/06/16
Rio Stadium Fires 75% Of Workers

Administrators of Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium have fired 75% "of the arena's staff eight months before the 2016 Olympics," according to the AP. The consortium formed by construction company Odebrecht and entertainment group AEG said in a statement on Monday that "40 people were laid off ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

01/05/16
Dakar Rally's First Stage Canceled

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Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

01/04/16
Rio Utilities Cut Power At Olympic Venue

Rio de Janeiro's Nilton Santos stadium -- one of the showpiece venues for next year's Olympic Games -- "is currently without running water and electricity due to unpaid bills," according to Michael Place of XINHUA. The stadium has racked up about $225,000 "in outstanding utility bills in the past tw ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/30/15
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

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