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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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Chapecoense Returns To Pitch

Thousands of "fans gathered under a blazing sun in southern Brazil" on Saturday as Brasileiro side Chapecoense played its first match since most of its players were killed in an air crash in Colombia in November, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The friendly against Palmeiras was the first gam ...

Tags: Franchises, South America

AFA Reportedly Closer To Agreements

There "once again appears to be the beginning of a solution to untie the economic knot that is increasingly suffocating Argentine football," according to Enrique Gastañaga of CLARÍN. There is "light emerging from two negotiations" in which first division side San Lorenzo VP Marcel ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Football Officials Discuss Americas Tourney

According to several people with knowledge of the discussions, after football's int'l governing body moved to expand the World Cup, "regional officials are considering creating a new tournament pitting the best national teams in the Americas against each other," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG ...

Tags: International Football, North America, South America

Argentine President Addresses AFA

While Argentine first division execs "insist on the start of the first division season in February depending on the national government making an economic contribution," Argentine President Mauricio Macri confirmed that the state "will not provide money" for the clubs, according to CLARÍN. Ma ...

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ESPN Lowers Offer To Argentine FA

ESPN execs spoke with Argentine first division officials and lowered their offer for TV rights to between 2.3B Argentine pesos and 2.5B Argentine pesos ($144.9M-$157.5M) per year, according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. This offer is similar to what Fox and Turner offered . ...

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CONCACAF Selects Lagardère Sports

CONCACAF selected Lagardère Sports to market the confederation’s media rights for all int’l territories. The selection was made following a bidding process managed by Evolution Media Capital on behalf of CONCACAF. The package of rights for which Lagardère Sports will be res ...

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Tinelli Casts Doubt On Start Of Season

Following a meeting of the 30 teams in the Argentine first division, "where clubs generated proposals to resolve the problems they are facing ," San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli said that "there are many clubs in distressing economic situations, and the season will not be able to start under these ci ...

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Rio Officials Hoping To Save Maracanã

Football officials in Rio de Janeiro have called on police to "take urgent action" to stop what they called "the destruction of the Maracana" after valuables were looted from the "famous old stadium," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Rio de Janeiro Football Federation said in a statement t ...

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Argentine FA To Hold Election April 28

FIFA and the Argentine FA Normalization Committee agreed that an AFA presidential election will be held on April 28, "with a new statute to be approved before then," according to GOAL. After 50 assembly members -- mostly from lower divisions, plus six from the top flight -- last week voted for an ex ...

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FIFA Proposing Americas-Wide Qualifying

FIFA has "proposed merging the CONCACAF and South American qualifiers as part of its plans to expand the 2026 World Cup," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Venezuelan Football Federation President Laureano Gonzalez said that the "idea for the merger" had come from FIFA President Gianni Infanti ...

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