More pain for the cash-strapped Kirch Group: Spanish satcaster Via Digital is attempting to renegotiate the price it paid the German TV giant for 2002 World Cup soccer rights.
DirecTV Latin America has inked a deal for fourth-ranked Argentine broadcaster America 2 to air a minimum of 20 World Cup soccer matches.
Argentina's economic crisis has forced rival broadcasters Artear-Canal 13 and Telefe to team up to buy retransmission rights for the 2002 World Cup.
Mexican broadcasters Televisa and TV Azteca are finalizing deals to sublicense rights to this year's World Cup soccer games from satcaster DirecTV Latin America.
TV Azteca has scored over rival broadcaster Televisa by inking with satcaster DirecTV Latin America to broadcast 18 games from this summer's soccer World Cup.
TV broadcasts of soccer games still haven't caught on with the American public, but ABC and ESPN have signed an exclusive five-year deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will cover all of the…
With no local takers in Switzerland for TV rights to next year's World Cup soccer championship, Teutonic TV and rights trader Kirch has sold the rights to itself.
Pubcaster RAI has ponied up 299 billion lire ($138 million) to the Kirch Group for rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament in Japan and South Korea -- to the relief of soccer-mad viewers.
German pubcaster ZDF is crying foul over its deal with Kirch Media for broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer games.
TF1, France's leading terrestrial station, has just placed what is probably the biggest bet in French broadcasting history: 168 million euros ($149 million) on France to win soccer's World Cup. If…
Kirch Media has sold rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer championships to French commercial web TF1 for 168 million euros ($148 million) after months of wrangling.