ESPN lands Serie A rights in Latin America

28 November 2018 | Broadcasting & New Media
ESPN lands Serie A rights in Latin America
ESPN+ streaming service already holds exclusive rights to Italian top flight in US.

ESPN has signed a deal with global sports agency IMG for the Latin America and Caribbean rights to Italian soccer’s Serie A.

The three-year agreement between IMG and the Disney-owned network comes as a shock, with IMG having been unable to find a buyer for the rights over the course of the first third of the season.

The financial terms of the deal, which will run until the end of the Italian top flight’s 2020/21 season, have not been disclosed.

The agreement sees ESPN reclaim rights to the league in a region where it previously held the broadcasting rights to a portion of fixtures as part of a sublicensing arrangement with Fox Sports. However, this deal came to an end at the conclusion of last season.

ESPN already holds the exclusive rights in the US to Serie A, with a multi-year deal seeing more than 340 matches per season shown on ESPN+, the sports broadcasting giant’s new over-the-top (OTT) streaming service.

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