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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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Argentine Clubs, B'casters Debate Value

Argentine first division football clubs on Thursday listened to broadcasters Fox and Turner say that they want to spend a total of 2.2B Argentine pesos ($140M) for the TV rights for '17, according to González & Czyz of LA NACION. Fox and Turner execs added that they want "to pay this ...

Tags: Media, South America

CONCACAF To Approve '15 Financials

CONCACAF is holding another extraordinary congress on Saturday, this time to approve the confederation’s '15 audited financial statements, "remarkably almost a full year after the financial year ended," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The positive from this is "presumably ...

Tags: Finance, South America

Copa Libertadores Spots Up For Grabs

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez said that South America's smaller football nations "will gain three extra berths" in the 2017 Copa Libertadores after Mexico withdrew its teams, according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. Domínguez said that teams from Uruguay, Paraguay, ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Bolivia Arrests LaMia Airlines Chief

The authorities in Bolivia have "arrested the head of the airline involved in a crash last week that killed 71 people," including most of Brasileiro side Chapecoense, according to the BBC. Gustavo Vargas, a retired air force general, "has been detained as part of an investigation into the crash." Th ...

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Brazil's Go4it Invests In Keemotion

Brazilian sports marketing agency Go4it invested in Keemotion, an HD video content and production system that integrates social media. It is the third investment in less than a month by Go4it, which acquired stakes in TAPPP and Greenfly in late November. Keemotion's product is the world's first fu ...

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Argentina Refs To Go On Strike

Argentina's top referees "have called a strike from Thursday to demand better security for officials at matches," jeopardizing the country's weekend football program, according to the AFP. The referees union (SADRA) called the strike after a referee "was attacked by players and supporters follo ...

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Bolivia Vows Action Over Plane Crash

Bolivian President Evo Morales "promised tough action over the airline crash" that killed most of Brasileiro side Chapecoense on Nov. 28, according to Leahy, Rossi & Schipani of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The deaths of the 71 people, who also included team officials and journalists, in the crash ...

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Argentine Clubs Make Counter-Offer

The committee "charged with renegotiating the contract for the rights to broadcast Argentine football on Tuesday met with representatives of broadcasters Turner and Fox to continue the talks," according to Andres Morando of OLÉ. After Turner and Fox offered to pay 2B Argentine pesos ($130M) f ...

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Death Toll In Plane Crash Lowered To 71

Colombian aviation authorities "have lowered the death toll" from the Brasileiro side Chapecoense plane crash to 71 from 75, "saying that four fewer people were aboard the aircraft than originally reported," according to the AP. Officials said that four people did not board the flight in S ...

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Chapecoense Fans Gather In Grief

Hundreds of Chapecoense fans "have gathered at the football club’s stadium in Chapecó, Brazil, to mourn the players and staff killed," according to Jack Lang of the London GUARDIAN. The Brazilian team was traveling to Medellín to play Atlético Nacional. Chapecoen ...

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